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Plans to close Glasnevin Avenue Post Office ‘defy logic’ – Ellis

18 October, 2017 - by Dessie Ellis TD

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis today challenged An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the plans to close one of the busiest post offices in the country saying that the plan defies logic.

The Dublin North-West TD said:

“Today, I challenged the Taoiseach on the plans to close the post office in the Spar shop on Glasnevin Avenue at the end of November.  

“This post office is a valuable resource for our local community and the plans to close it has cause great anger amongst the community.  This closure will particularly affect those who are disabled in our community, senior citizens and those collecting social welfare and other benefits.  The post office is one of the busiest in the country with an estimated footfall of between eight and ten thousand customers a week. The loss of this post office will result in incalculable hardships for the surrounding community.   So, the plans to close this successful post office defy logic.

“This closure has nothing to do with the viability of this post office and has more to do with a calculated strategy by An Post to downsize the number of its post offices across the country regardless of their importance to the community or their economic viability.

“I urged the Taoiseach and Minister Denis Naughten to keep this post office open.  I would encourage the community to write to An Post, the Taoiseach and Minister Naughten to express their anger and outrage at this proposed closure of this valuable community resource.” 

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