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'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
The committee heard today that local post offices were a fundamental part of smaller towns and villages, but were at risk of being subsumed by provision of services online.
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# 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.
# An Post
'Our network is under attack': Postmasters warn post offices could close over new TV licence plans
An Post has said TV licence payments represent an “essential income stream” for postmasters.
# Postmasters protest
Postmasters to march on the Dáil over closure of 159 Post Offices
Postmasters are accusing An Post of ripping the economic heart out of rural Ireland.
# long running saga
There won't be any more post offices forced to close as landmark deal reached
After three months of negotiations, An Post has reached a deal with the Irish Postmasters’ Union.
# running out of time
Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them
The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that talks with An Post have broken down, and is urging the government to take action.
# 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.
# adapt or die
The long, slow death of the Irish post office
Postmasters held a protest at the GPO this week to try and reverse this trend.
# An Post
Here's why postmasters want cashless welfare payments suspended
The cashless welfare payments are due to be introduced by 2017.
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.