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Postmasters fight for local offices

THE Irish Postmaster’s Union (IPU), is to hold a meeting for Clare postmasters, their families and supporters in  Ennis this week to discuss plans to ensure the sustainability of all local post offices.

All public representatives are being invited to attend the meeting at Treacy’s West County Hotel on Thursday night.

Tom O’Callaghan, national executive member for Clare with the IPU, will host the meeting, which will form part of a major campaign seeking a coordinated plan from the government to ensure the sustainability of the Post Office network.

“Many Post Offices in Clare are seriously threatened with closure right now. We urgently need the Government to deliver on its commitment made in the programme for government and produce a plan that will sustain the network. We plan to move our political lobbying up a gear through a nationwide campaign involving all members and this meeting is a stepping stone in an overall national campaign to secure the future of the post office network,” he said.

Mr O’Callaghan said the IPU wants all Clare postmasters, their families and supporters to demonstrate outside Leinster House on Wednesday, February 26, when a Dáil motion is proposed by South Tipperary TD Seamus Healy and seconded by John Halligan TD from Waterford to sustain post offices.



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