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Thread: An Post review "to result in up to 500 closures"

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    Default An Post review "to result in up to 500 closures"

    An Post is to begin a review of post offices around the country, which is expected to result in up to 500 closures. The study which is to be completed by the end of the year will identify post offices that are not viable.

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    In fairness An Post seem to be going about this the right way especially because no closures will be compulsory. It is however regrettable that Post Office will close as they provide very important services to people especially in rural areas

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    If this comes to pass, then the post office network will have HALVED since 1997. That's some achievement.

    Interesting to note that the Chairman of An Post is Margaret McGinley - a Fianna Fáil stooge and regular attendee at the Galway races tent

    As long as her and her friends keep their valuable stipends, then who gives a flying ************************ if elderly people don't have access to local services?
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    The closure of the 500 post offices will occur once the election is over. This is set to become a huge issue in the General Election campaign -especially in rural constituencies. God help the sick and old in Celtic Tiger Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culbair
    God help the sick and old in Celtic Tiger Ireland.
    Can we clarify what exactly makes post offices so crucial? Its just I'm conscious of, for the sake of argument, reports that our cancer services still have a distance to go and the idea that the encashment of pension cheques has some crucial role to play in this seems questionable.

    Maybe yours is more than a knee-jerk reaction. If so, perhaps you can explain.
    However, banks know they have a duty of care to their clients and I'm sure that this should prevent them lending irresponsibly.

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    I think the An Post/Fortis Bank venture is doomed to failure too.
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    All roads lead to Dublin.

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    However, An Post boss David McRedmond is expected to resist moves to close large numbers of post offices. Instead, the semi-state is seeking a State bailout of up to €58m

    Ah sure no problem.............

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    All this is inevitable given the advent of email.
    Switch dole collections to banks and allow local grocery shops the ability to sell stamps & collect post/packages etc.

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