Calls to support Glanworth Post Office

Michael Martin, Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment and Ned O'Keefe, TD with members of the Glanworth Post Office action protest group along with Ballyclough, Lombardstown and Shanballymore post offices from Co Cork protesting against post office closures outside the Dail on Wednesday (25-04-07).

In the light of recent and planned post office closures in The Avondhu area and indeed throughout the length and breadth of the country, Glanworth Post Office and community activists in the locality has issued a statement calling for public support to keep the essential service in Glanworth.

The notice reads: “Glanworth PO is not one of the offices which An Post decided to offer a redundancy package to. Instead an offer of a new contract has been made which, if signed, will mean the post office will remain in the village for the next 2 years.

“How can you help? By doing your business in Glanworth whether it is banking, savings, social welfare payments, bill payments, banking, foreign exchange, PayPal, Post Insurance, toll tag etc., and generally increasing the footfall. In this way, it will make it impossible for An Post to close the local office, which can continue a personal and professional service to the local community.

“Finally thank you for your support in the past. Remember it’s not that long ago a busload went up to the Dáil to campaign to get the office computerised which was achieved.”