Bobby Kerr

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Sources in An Post played down the immediacy of the cash squeeze  but confirmed that without the price increase the company’s cash flow would be negative next month, and would “run into difficulty” soon afterwards. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

An Post has told the Government it will face cash-flow difficulties next month unless it can immediately increase the price of stamps. Ministers say (...)

File image of a post office sign in a Gaeltacht area in Ventry, Co Kerry. File photograph: Getty Images

The proposed closure of 80 post offices has been described as a “serious blow” and “another nail in the coffin” for rural Ireland. The proposal is b(...)

Niamh and Conor O’Shea of Cool Baby, with daughter Siobhán

Cool Baby is a small, family-run business owned by Niamh O’Shea and her husband Conor. They provide a range of personalised, high-quality baby wear. P(...)

Howth RNLI chairman Russell Rafter (left) presenting station mechanic Ian Sheridan with 30-year service medal. Photograph: Noel Davidson

Leitrim County Council has awarded Ballinamore in Leitrim a grant of €100,000 as a result of a funding submission to assist in development of an angli(...)

Michael Ring: The Minister of State for Rural Affairs said his department was finalising a number of pilot projects for post offices. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is considering offering post offices motor tax renewal services, Minister of State for Rural Affairs Michael Ring has told the Dáil. “(...)

 Postmaster Henry Keogh  at his post office in Rockchapel, Co Cork. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

The Government is expected to accept calls in the Dáil by Independent TDs for the safeguarding of post offices and the introduction of an An Post-run (...)

Illegal net seized from River Ormore, Wales

The 33rd World Shore Angling Championships, hosted by the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (IFSA), got under way on Saturday and will continue until Fr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil that although the post office network had  been  reduced significantly over the past 15 years, it is still an important entity.  Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted the Government is acting to assist the post office network keep services open in local communities. He rejected a c(...)

 Maxol is  examining the possibility of expanding its Moreish deli chain into so-called “dry sites” – traditional retailing locations not located on garage forecourts. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Maxol, the forecourts network owned by the McMullan family, wants to transform itself into “a fresh foods business with fuel attached” as it expands (...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: says  the post office network “is an issue close to my heart”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A decision by the Government to sanction the payment of motor tax through post offices would be a clear signal that it was serious about supporting c(...)

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