Fine Gael candidate in Mayo, Michelle Mulherin TD, has received confirmation from An Post that there will be no closure of post offices in Swinford, Charlestown, and Kiltimagh, arising out of changes proposed in the arrangements for mail sorting.
Deputy Mulherin has also been assured by An Post that the jobs of the 11 postmen concerned are secure she said. "Concerns have been raised with me in relation to the future of the post offices and I am pleased to have got this assurance," she added. "I am aware that the post masters of the post offices are concerned about the changes to the mail sorting and question the benefit of the new proposals and in particular the cost benefit. These are issues that I am continuing to pursue with An Post."