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Labour sides with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on Bill to liberalise postal services – Ferris

13 April, 2011 - by Martin Ferris TD


Sinn Féin Communications Spokesperson Martin Ferris TD has, speaking this evening as the Communications Regulation Postal Services Bill 2010 was passed in the Dáil, accused the Labour Party of facilitating a Fianna Fáil led piece of legislation which was designed to liberalise the postal services and could lead to the privatisation of significant sections of An Post.

Deputy Ferris said:

“The Communications Regulation Postal Services Bill 2010 was a Fianna Fáil led Bill designed to liberalise the postal services and could lead to the privatisation of significant sections of An Post.

“This evening we witnessed the shameful sight of the Labour Party lining up alongside both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to secure the passage of this Bill through the Dáil.

“This Bill could lead to the closure of many rural post offices, the loss of hundreds of jobs and the loss of vital postal services for thousands of rural citizens while private companies cherry pick the profitable sections of the postal services for themselves.

“The Labour Party should be ashamed of themselves for siding with the right wing conservative parties on this issue.” ENDS

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