A protest took place this morning in Kilmeaden, County Waterford calling on An Post to reverse their decision to close the Post Office in the village.
The office was closed temporarily last week, subject to the strategic review of the national post office network currently ongoing.
Representatives from both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have told WLR that the best way to save the network is to expand the functions of rural post offices, allowing them to become a bank for their communities.
John O’Leary said:
“I think there’s a fantastic opportunity for An Post to really be the bank for the people of rural Ireland, but no, they seem to be destined on reducing the number of post offices. There is a huge amount of facilities closing and that’s not the answer. Services are required, investment is required and that is the way forward.”