Earlier this month it emerged that An Post will consider a proposal seeking more than 200 closures or relocations of post offices, mainly those in rural areas, as the State-sponsored body attempts to cut back on losses of up to €12m a year.
“The post office is the lifeblood of the place,” said Sean Paul, of Ballycotton Post Office. “If Ballycotton lost the post office then the shop would go as well. The two work off each other so to lose the post office the shop would go as well. Once it is gone then it is gone. An Post are not going to open it up again in six months or a year or five years.”
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