Deputy Michael Healy Rae has branded the decision by the Irish Postmasters’ Union to accept the closure of 260 Post Office as ‘totally insane.’
“It is totally insane without firstly demanding a new banking system and extra Government services,” said Deputy Healy Rae – who is also a postmaster in Kilgarvan.
Post and Pay Alternative
“I totally question why the unions allow a Post and Pay alternative network to grow which now stands at 10 to expand without a whisper of protest over the last two years.
“This new network will will undermine existing Post Offices throughout the country.
Dáil Motion Passed
“Having personally negotiated for the inclusion of the Post Office network within the Programme for Government and successfully getting unanimously passed a Dail motion last November through the Rural Independent Group this is now being simply ignored and rejected.
“It seems to me that IPU is more obsessed with exit packages than the survival of our communities both rural and urban,” concluded an angry Deputy Healy Rae.
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