Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said today (Tuesday) that the new Post Office Business Development Group must find solutions that contribute to the continued success of the nationwide Post Office network. The group, chaired by Bobby Kerr, meets tomorrow for the first time.
“This new Post Office Development Group is an opportunity to examine the potential of the Post Office network and identify new business opportunities that will ensure that our Post Offices across the country remain viable businesses.
“The Group is one of the results of a Government review of our post office network. The Government is moving towards making our Post Offices the front office of government and the network has already adapted extremely well to changing times by taking on the social welfare contract and offering new services such as foreign exchange, banking, tax payment and passport services.
“This new Business Development Group will seek ways to increase the level of government and commercial business going through our post offices. The group will include representation from the Government, An Post and the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU).
“This new strategy is going to increase the level of business in our Post Offices and will secure their future.”