Blacklion PO to close “temporarily” later this month

Blacklion Post Office is to close temporarily later this month, due to the retirement of the current Post Mistress.

There’s concern in the area as An Post hasn’t yet appointed a new person to take over the operation of the facility and as a result it’ll close temporarily.

It’s believed up to 200 Post Offices across the country could close under a restructuring plan as An Post looks at cost cutting measures.

The company has already increased the price of a stamp to €1 in a bid to raise funds.

Local Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith says the Blacklion community is hoping its Post Office will open soon: