Tipperary TD Michael Lowry is calling on the government to support the Post Office network.
The Irish Postmasters Union has told Deputy Lowry that significant Post Office closures in both urban and rural areas are imminent as the €30m subsidy over a fixed 3-year period from Government will not be sufficient to sustain them indefinitely.
The Thurles based TD has highlighted that more than 500 of An Post’s 939 post offices nationwide are situated in locations without a mainstream Bank presence causing concern that if Post Offices close, many communities will be “cast adrift.”
Deputy Lowry wants the government to deliver on a commitment to explore the potential of
a ‘One Stop Shop’ approach to the delivery of Government services via the post office network which he says is essential to make it a viable business proposition for any person to take on in their community.