After confirmation of the 159 rural post offices will close

  • After confirmation of the 159 rural post offices will close
    Independent.t. E.
    The post confirms that the 159 rural post offices will close.
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The post confirms that the 159 rural post offices will close.

He also says that it is opening five new post offices, with more to follow.

But there’s bound to be a lot of noise about so many rural post offices, because they are seen as a Key service in towns and villages.

Closes after the Internet was scored between the semi-state company and the Irish Postmasters Union after years of arguing.

Postmasters who lose their jobs will receive a pension worth an average of € 50,000.

Post offices in locations where postmasters prefer to retire will close and services will be combined with the neighbouring offices, ensuring their continuous operation.

The company said 16 such offices had already been closed at the request of a contractor for the pension.

The representative insisted that all the other 960 post offices should benefit from the investment, which will mean that they offer enhanced services and products, including longer opening Hours.

Said it was made closures will have serious consequences for affected communities Manager retail post Debbie Byrne.

“We fully recognize that this process will be difficult for some clients and communities, but the end result will be strengthened, viable network of post offices serving the needs of our country in the future,” she said.

She said post offices in the future will offer a full range of parcel and postal services, including after hours meetings, returns, tracking, and forwarding.

They will also offer loans, credit cards and more foreign exchange products to consumers and small businesses.

And there will be expansion of the range of local and Central government services provided at post offices that survive. This would include royalties to local governments, fines and planning application and digital resolution.

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