Post Office network vital to rural Louth
FEARS over the future of the Post Office network were raised this week.
Dundalk TD, Peter Fitzpatrick raised concerns about long term plans for the service, saying:
‘ The Post Office Network is an integral part of Irish Society and must be protected and made sustainable.
Here in Louth and East Meath there are many rural areas that depend heavily on their local post office including Ardee, Louth Village, Dunleer and Carlingford, to name just a few.
There is no doubt that the Post Office Network is facing huge challenges right now.
One of the main challenges is the fact that An Post is losing money and over the past seven years it has incurred losses of €340 million.
These kinds of losses are unsustainable and action needs to be taken immediately to ensure that the Postal Service has a viable and sustainable future.’