'Use it or lose it' - Ireland's Postmasters say public must support An Post

'Use it or lose it' - Ireland's Postmasters say public must support An Post

Fresh from a historic deal on the future of An Post - Ireland's Postmasters are telling Ireland to 'use it or lose it'.

The Irish Postmaster's Union is calling for a long-term commitment that Social Welfare payments will continue to be made through Post Offices.

General Secretary Ned O'Hara says they also need the public's support - through people using their local service.

"We have an implementation programme to work out with An Post and get the new services that have been promised both by An Post and the Government into place.

"In particular, we want the Government to honour the commitment to provide these services.

"Otherwise the post office network, while we have done a historic deal, it gives some stability for the next three to five years. We do need to get some more services to the network and in fact, younger customers in particular."

- Digital Desk


More in this Section

Gardaí investigating passport fraud make an arrest in DublinGardaí investigating passport fraud make an arrest in Dublin

Report calls for the abolition of direct provisionReport calls for the abolition of direct provision

Finance Minister 'trying to hide' €24m payment to Aer Lingus and RyanairFinance Minister 'trying to hide' €24m payment to Aer Lingus and Ryanair

NI parties clash over Brexit and Westminster representation during TV debateNI parties clash over Brexit and Westminster representation during TV debate


Lifestyle

Ray Liotta never planned to be an actor. He only signed up for drama classes in college in a bid to dodge the more academic subjects, and didn’t make his first film until he was 30.Both sides now: Ray Liotta on his 40 year career

I am Jesus Christ! No, don’t worry, this writer’s ego isn’t quite that big. We won’t be turning water into wine. Rather, ‘I Am Jesus Christ’ is the name of a new game just announced on Steam.GameTech: The new video game 'I am Jesus Christ'

Johnny ‘Fang’ Murphy, frontman with Cork group The Stargazers, tells Ellie O’Byrne about the cultural milestones on his musical journey.Getting into the swing of things: Johnny 'Fang' Murphy on his musical journey

Clean skincare is cleaning up, but does it even mean anything in particular?The Skin Nerd: When clean does not always mean better

More From The Irish Examiner