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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# post offices

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# Got Mail?
Up to 200 post offices at risk of closure in next 12 months, union says
Irish Postmasters’ Union general secretary has said that as more postmasters retire, the service will lose its backbone.
# face coverings
Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions
The Financial Services Union has welcomed the decision by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.
# Social Welfare
Social welfare payments will be paid weekly again from the beginning of November
The move was welcomed by An Post and the postmasters union.
# Future Proof
'You'd have to count the cost if we're gone': Postmasters plea for support as hundreds of offices at risk
Offering what they say is a vital service to communities, postmasters want the next government to introduce a Public Service Obligation payment.
# post offices
An Post might turn its 'surplus' property into commercial space
The semi-state could also look at relocating more of its operations from a number of sites.
# post offices
An Post is weighing up options to turn its 'surplus' property into commercial space
The semi-state could also look at relocating more of its operations from a number of sites.
# post offices
Naughten says complete shutdown of postal services was 'undeniable' before retirement package plan
The CEO of An Post told an Oireachtas Committee today that it is vital now that more government services are offered at post offices to strengthen the network.
# shut down
Are post offices even viable? An increase in financial services could have been the game changer
The Bobby Kerry report stated that the expansion of financial services in post offices was essential to their survival.
# community banking
'Brexit-like impact on rural Ireland': Independent TD rules out supporting the Budget over post office closures
The Clare TD said the government has reneged on their promises to roll out a community banking system.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you use the post office?
159 post offices across 25 counties are set to close.
# status red
Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing due to the bad weather
The entire nation has been advised to remain indoors from 4pm today.
# rural ireland
'The closure of our post office would mean the death of our village'
A small village in Co Sligo, reminiscent of many others in Ireland, is fighting back.
# internal migration
Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation
Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.
# post offices
Now €1: The cost of a stamp has gone up by 39%
An Post’s CEO said previously that the increase was both “absolutely necessary” and “very good value”.
# postmasters
265 post offices serve 'no discernible area of population'
Last month An Post refuted reports that 80 branches would be closed in an effort to plug their annual losses of €12 million.
# Red letter day
Should we invest to make our post offices more important? Some rural TDs think so
A Dáil bill will be debated on Wednesday
# rural crime
Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'
The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.
# opportunities
Post offices could link up with credit unions to provide banking services
The Irish Postmasters’ Union is set to work with Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to diversify services.
# An Post
Rabbitte: Post offices need to innovate to ensure their survival
The Minister was speaking this afternoon in the Dáil, where he stressed that closing post offices is not an aim of government.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added men trying to break into a police station
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
LIVE
Should An Post have a role in banks restructuring plans?
Postmasters’ union says the post office should become “a channel of choice” for providing banking services in remote areas.