Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said An Post’s plan would be presented to a board in four to six weeks, and then to Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten insists the future of An Post is “not as negative” as some reports “have suggested”as postmasters plan to p(...)

 Postmasters across the country have posted new social protection forms, which recommend using banks instead of the post office, back to the Department of Social Protection. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish postmasters have accused the Government of trying to divert business away from post offices and have returned thousands of new social protection(...)