The Irish Post


This afternoon.

GPO, O’Connell Street,  Dublin 1

 Conradh na Gaeilge  members demonstrate their support for “the protection of essential services for Gaeltacht communities.”

Conradh na Gaeilge are seeking a meeting with An Post, with the Minister for Communications and with the Minister for the Gaeltacht to ensure that An Post will “not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of their current redundancy process, and to see that Gaeltacht communities will not be denied essential services through Irish”.


An Post defend closure of up to 150 post offices saying redundancies will not be ‘random’ and rural communities will be supported (The Irish Sun)

 Conradh na Gaeilge

16 thoughts on “The Irish Post

  1. Rob_G

    So they want equality by being given preferential treatment in provision of postal services…

  2. Alf S. Perez-Lee

    They probably can’t speak English. I’ve met very few I could understand anyway. Gerrup ourra dat, smell a bleedin Benjy offa ya, wha?

  3. Airey Naïve

    Let me translate it: Keep Post Offices Open for Old People who Vote or Else.

    Just like malingering in hospitals, they think Post Office as some kind of meeting place and that picking up their pensions and sending mass cards are a social event to chat about as they do it.

    Go online. Take extra valium if you’re in line behind them. And you can be sure they have more property equity than you’ll ever have.

    1. Cian

      I was once told that a letter to your TD (posted to Leinster house – rather than their local office) did not need a stamp.

      But I don’t know if this is true.

          1. ReproButina

            Tá fáilte romhat. Bain taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine fada agus an aimsir iontach!

  4. andy

    They did this in the UK years ago
    Result was decimation of rural communities
    What’s needed is to keep them open and expand services
    Coffee shops supermarket pick up areas other services even offering online services for those not up on computers dry cleaning collection etc
    We need new thinking instead of cramming humans into cities where the live like gerbil’s
    In the age of the computer you no longer need to be in an office
    You can work from home and its global

    1. ReproButina

      The biggest things preventing commuters working from home are companies being slow to grasp the concept and the damn rural broadband issue. There’s no reason why small towns couldn’t have hubs providing hot desks allowing people to avoid commuting or avoid abandoning their towns and adding pressure to the housing market in Dublin, Cork, Limerick or wherever.

    2. Termagant

      In the age of the computer you have very little need of a post office

      An Post have been expanding their services, look at AddressPal, DeliveryBox, the new savings accounts. All of those services are accessible online. There is no reason for there to be a physical post office any more except to support cash services like the pensions or dole which should have caught up with the times by now anyway.

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