Survival of local Post Offices

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Earlier this week I attended a meeting, in Ballinasloe, of the National Post Office Users Association. Their objective is to campaign on behalf of those who use the post office, for the retention of local services.

I outlined to the committee that I fully support this objective and pointed out that in many instances the local post office is now fundamental to the very survival of villages throughout the Country.

Not only should An Post be looking to retain these services, but it must actively explore new opportunities to bring additional business to the sub-post office network.

It’s a point that I made directly to the then Communications Minister, Pat Rabbitte TD in the Dáil recently:

This will not only sustain the network in the long term, but enhance the important role the post office plays within the local community.

For anybody interested in finding out more about the National Post Office Users Association, they should contact Michael J Kilgannon, (087 2502506), Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.