Local Postmaster says no rural post offices will be forced to close

No rural post offices will be forced to close their doors, according to a local Postmaster.

It’s after An Post announced plans last week for the future of its network across the country. Members of the Irish Postmasters’ Union are being balloted on the deal this month.

The first in a series of information meetings on the proposals took place in Tullamore yesterday, with further meetings planned. The result of the ballot us expected by May 11th.

Postmaster in Threemilehouse and IPU Vice-President Ciaran McEntee says people must support local services like their post office to keep it in operation.