Mr O’Hara suggested that post offices facing the greatest jeopardy were those at the margins of profitability.  File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Up to 200 post offices are likely to close over the next 12 to 18 months in the absence of new State financial support, postmasters have warned. Ned (...)

The day of reckoning has arrived for the post office network and the Government needs to act quickly and put in place a financial intervention by the end of June, postmasters have told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The day of reckoning has arrived for the post office network and the Government needs to act quickly and put in place a financial intervention by the (...)

A new report warns that without State support within the next few months, the post network faces significant levels of unrestrained closures by the end of 2021.

The post office network will collapse if State support is not put in place urgently, a new report has found. The report, carried out by consultants G(...)

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(...)

An Post has announced the locations of 159 post offices which are set to close in the coming weeks and months as part of a restructuring plan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

An Post has announced the locations of 159 post offices which are set to close in the coming weeks and months as part of a restructuring plan. The g(...)

Siomha Ní Ruairc with fellow members of Conradh na Gaeilge outside the GPO protesting to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas. Photograph: Alan Betson

Post offices are the “last man standing” in rural Ireland, but they will disappear altogether unless the country’s oldest network of shops is mod(...)

The coming closures will reduce the post service network to 950 outlets. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Postmasters who lose their jobs when the new round of rural post offices around the country close will receive a retirement package worth an average o(...)

The IPU and An Post had been involved in protracted industrial talks over restructuring plans for the postal network.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An Post has announced it will close 161 post offices as part of a voluntary retirement scheme agreed with postmasters. The deal follows lengthy nego(...)

19/05/2016-NEWS-Post sack.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

An Post has committed to having a post office within 15km of every community with more than 500 people, and within three kilometres in urban areas. In(...)

An Post: under new plan, all post offices will open during lunch time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An Post has committed to having a post office within 15km (9.3 miles) of every community with more than 500 people, and within 3km in urban areas. In(...)

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