Post offices will remain open with measures in place to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2020
Postmasters are concerned about the Government plan to tender the contract for the collection of TV Licence fees.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
The Irish Postmasters’ Union has demanded a long-term commitment that social welfare payments will continue to be transacted through post offices, and has also called for a timeline for new services.
Mon, 21 May, 2018
Post Offices are to offer a wider range of services in an effort to keep their business viable.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017
The Government’s €30m loan to An Post that it says will allow the organisation to modernise and keep rural post offices open has been met with a mixed reaction.
The Irish Postmasters’ Union is to meet Communications Minister Denis Naughten on Thursday to demand the Government invest more in the postal network.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
Paddy O’Shea, who has been running a post office for the last 37 years in East Cork, believes he will be out of business in three to five years.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
The union representing the country’s postmasters has called on An Post to support new services and innovations across its network in a bid to save post offices across the country.
Fri, 05 May, 2017
The rural post office remains integral to society despite its unviability, writes Michael Clifford.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017
Postmasters have said they are upset and worried over reports that the scale of post office closures being planned may be far greater than previously thought.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017
Postmasters have urged the Government and An Post to sit down with them for two days to hammer out a future for the postal network and put an end to the uncertainty hanging over it.
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Mon, 03 Oct, 2016
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016
The Government is set to come under intense political pressure from postmasters disgruntled at lack of progress in implementing a plan to revitalise and modernise their businesses.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2016
Sat, 10 Sep, 2016
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
A working group to transform post offices into “social hubs” offering numerous community, financial, and retail services has been established.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
Postmasters are pleading with the Department of Social Protection to stall the switch from cash to electronic welfare payments until they have time to introduce new e-payment accounts for recipients.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Welfare chiefs will shut down post offices by pushing social welfare recipients to use banks instead, postmasters have warned.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
The Irish Postmasters’ Union has decided not to run its planned candidates in the upcoming general election.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
Postmasters across the country have refused to deliver thousands of social protection forms, returning them to the Government in protest.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2015
Members of the Irish Postmasters Union today returned thousands of social protection forms, which they refused to distribute, to the Department.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
Postmasters are considering running candidates in the next general election in an attempt to protect the network of post offices and maintain support for communities.
Sat, 02 May, 2015
Postmasters will campaign for people to vote against the Government unless a six-point plan to save post offices is adopted.
Thu, 16 Apr, 2015
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