March 2021 has been an extremely important month for the future of the Post Office Network in Ireland – according to Michael Healy Rae, TD.
The conversation around the future of the Post Office and its place in towns and villages in Ireland has been thrown a life-line with the recent withdrawal of services from rural Ireland by the Bank of Ireland and the hint that some of the services would be provided by An Post.
Strong Feelings as a Postmaster
“Witnesses attended a recent meeting of the joint committee on Transport and Communications Network and I was glad to give a presentation and an overview of my strong feelings as a postmaster and as a public representative,” said Deputy Healy Rae.
Of Vital Importance
“Our network is of vital importance, I believe that the only sure footed way that we can sustain the network is by having community banking based in our Post Offices.
“We have excellent postmasters and excellent staff working for and as part of our community and I see this as the only way for the future to ensure that our services will continue to be provided locally.
“It’s working in other parts of the world and it will work here if the Government will back it and promote it,” said Deputy Healy Rae in conclusion.
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