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(...)

A file picture of the Post Office in Sandymount, which has since closed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Between 160 and 360 post offices will close in Ireland in the next four years, according to An Post chief executive David McRedmond. On Friday Mr McR(...)

General secretary of the Irish Postmaster’s Union Ned O’Hara and president Paddy McCann in Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Postmasters politely applauded Minister for Communications Denis Naughten after he contributed via video link to their annual conference at the weeken(...)

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(...)

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