The Fed welcomes €30m boost for Irish postmasters

A closed post office, which now operates out of the shop next door, in the town of Ballybay, Co Monaghan. The Irish Postmasters Union has said 557 post offices could be forced to shut up shop if An Post loses the social welfare contract
A closed post office, which now operates out of the shop next door, in the town of Ballybay, Co Monaghan. The Irish Postmasters Union has said 557 post offices could be forced to shut up shop if An Post loses the social welfare contract

Ireland's postmasters will receive €30m of government funding over the next three years

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The Fed (Federation of Independent Retailers) has welcomed the news that postmasters in Ireland will receive €30m of government funding over the next three years.

In an announcement made today, Eamon Ryan, minister for the environment, climate and communications, and the minister of state with responsibility for postal matters, Hildegarde Naughton, said the money will be used to support the renewal and development of the Post Office network.

The Fed’s Irish president Martin Mulligan, who is also a postmaster based in Athlone, said: This is fantastic news. I thank the executive for the effort they have put into getting the government to provide this much needed support. They have worked so hard over the last few years and it has been a hard battle.”

The state postal service owns the country’s 45 largest post offices but the vast majority are run by small business owners like Martin Mulligan.

 

 

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