Tipperary Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne is responding to news that An Post has taken the decision to change the business model of the Post Office in Tipperary town. Staff were informed of the changes at a meeting on Thursday evening. Deputy Browne and local Sinn Fein Councillors sought clarifications from An Post and received confirmation that the Post Office in Tipperary town will become a contractor-run post office with no change the range or extent of the services currently offered.
Deputy Browne has received assurances that all 6 positions are secure and that staff will have the option of taking up employment with the new Postmaster, or redeploying elsewhere within the An Post network if that if their preference. The TD says he is concerned that it is intended to relocate the service to another premises in the town in the coming months – likely before September.
Deputy Browne is to seek clarifications from An Post about the security of services in Tipperary town in the longer term and says the announcement creates uncertainty for Tipperary town. The Cashel based TD says it is vital that An Post services must remain in the town centre to support the local economy and broader social wellbeing.