Tasty deal:  Veronica Kenneally of Veronica’s Snacks, Frank Walsh of Enterprise Equity Venture Capital and Brian Clune of Boole Investment Syndicate.  Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A Cork company specialising in lower-fat, gluten-free snacks has secured equity investment of €465,000.The funding would allow Veronica’s Snacks to br(...)

Rural post office in Shillelagh, Co Wicklow. “Now is the time to act so that the post office is not lost like so much of the community infrastructure that has already disappeared.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The local post office was “the last light on in the main street” in many communities now and maintaining the local post office network was essential t(...)

The Government’s latest response to concerns about the sustainability of the State’s post office network was little more than a recipe for doing nothing, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. 
 Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government’s latest response to concerns about the sustainability of the State’s post office network was little more than a recipe for doi(...)

The Government is to set out the need for a move to electronic payments and by-pass the post office network’s traditional over-the-counter transactions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Four hundred post offices could be put out of business if the Government moves social welfare payments to a purely electronic system, it has be(...)