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Clare postmaster plans new union

A Clare postmaster has outlined plans to set up a new postmasters’ union, following claims that the existing Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) has “failed miserably” to safeguard the interests of more than 1,000 of its members. Kildysart native, Tom O’Callaghan confirmed to The Clare Champion his intentions to set up a new Independent Postmasters’ Group, once the latest Dáil bill in relation to postal services is passed. Mr O’Callaghan, who runs a post office on Upper William Street in Limerick City, officially resigned from the IPU on Wednesday evening. According to his resignation letter, a copy of which has been seen by The Clare Champion, the Clarecastle resident said it is with a heavy heart that he had come to the conclusion that the current executive of the IPU has “failed miserably in their duty of care to guard the interest of their membership”. “Their silence in the current crisis of An Post announcing the unviability of up 700 offices …

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