Tipperary Town Post Office To Undergo Changes

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An Post is planning major changes for the Post Office in Tipperary town. 

An Post is announcing plans to change the Tipperary town Post Office into a contractor run Post Office most probably in a different premises.   If the move goes ahead, Tipperary joins the majority of national post offices, of which more than 95% of the country’s 900 plus offices, are run by contractors. Fewer than 40 post offices nationally are run directly by An Post.

In a communication to TDs issued yesterday An Post says “staff formerly employed at the Tipperary Post office will take up a number of possible options, including taking up employment for the new Postmaster or being redeployed within the An Post network.  An Post says “It is likely that a new location for the post office will be sought by the new Postmaster” and describes this as a “significant business opportunity for the newly appointed Postmaster.” The change may impact 6 staff at Tipperary Post office providing counter services.  The company says there are no plans for now to change the mail distribution service that also operates from the facility on Davis Street. The Post Office opened at this location in July 1980 having previously been located on Main Street.

The company says “Changing the business model of a Post Office does not impact on the level or variety of services which are available to customers. Continuation of service is of key importance to An Post. All services available before the change remain available after the change.”

An Post says the “timescale for the change in Tipperary town will be over the coming months.”