Public meeting in Dunmanway on future of local post offices

CORK South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is calling on those who want to want to protect the future of the post office network to attend her public meeting on Monday, 12th June at 8pm in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway.

“On the night, I will be joined by my party’s spokesperson on communications, Timmy Dooley who has consistently raised the precarious position of rural post offices, and is leading the charge for the Government to up its game, invest in the post office network, and secure its future.

“I have also invited a representative of the Irish Postmasters Union to address the meeting so we can hear directly their concerns about the future of their businesses. This is a chance for the people of West Cork to raise their concerns, speak about how they see their local post office changing, and impress upon our spokesperson their demand for their post office to be protected.

“In recent weeks, we have heard that the Government are considering closing up to 300 post offices, some of which may well be in West Cork. All too often, the Government talks about increasing the number of services on offer in our post offices, but they fail to identify which services that want to be provided in them.

“We want to hear ideas from the public about what services they want to see provided in their local post office. This is your chance to inform the discussion, and I would urge everyone with an interest in keeping the post office open to attend the meeting and have their voice heard,” concluded Murphy O’Mahony.