Denis Naughten TD has asked An Post to use its mail network across the country to ensure older people have access to food, medicines, newspapers etc without having to leave their homes.
“Through my work as Minister for Communications I was able to protect the 5-day delivery service to every home in Ireland and this service must now be used to ensure that older people & those who are vulnerable are not forced from their homes to get basic essential items,” stated Denis Naughten.
“I know that many An Post mail staff would be personally willing to assist, and I know too that many local businesses would be willing to work with the company to make sure that deliveries were properly packaged and labelled.”
Denis Naughten added: “I have also asked An Post to look at waiving fees for their current accounts for those people on social welfare who do not have a bank account so that they can make payments over the phone or online to their local business.
“Many local businesses are very willing to accept phone orders and it is important that we all support local business so they can keep their doors open over the coming months when we will all be so dependent upon them,” concluded Denis Naughten.