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‘Urgent action’ needed to prevent further closure of Clare post offices

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North Clare election candidate Róisín Garvey has warned that urgent action is needed to prevent the further closure of post offices in Clare.

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Politicians’ social media activity ‘a substitute for real policy substance’

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Although he is Clare’s longest serving councillor, PJ Kelly is a self-professed “reluctant candidate” for the local elections on May 24th.

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An Post profits pose questions on closure of rural post offices

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A 400 percent increase in profits at An Post to €41m raises serious concerns following the closure of 150 post offices around the country according to Fianna Fáil’s Rita McInerney.

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An Post had ‘no prior notice’ of Ardnacrusha post office closure

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An Post had “no prior notice” of the sudden closure of Ardnacrusha’s Post Office earlier this week.

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‘End of an era’ as post office services shut in Lissycasey

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Residents in Lissycasey must now travel 13km along a narrow stretch of road if they are to continue using post office services following their closure in the village. Earlier this week, postmistress Mary Hanrahan retired after serving the community of Lissycasey for twenty two years. “It’s the end of an era, it’s the end of…

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‘No need for legal advice’ in Lissycasey

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An Post have said there is no requirement for legal advice over the closure of the Lissycasey Post Office. This week it emerged that the Lissycasey Post Office Action Group were seeking legal advice as “misleading information” was published. However, An Post have told The Clare Echo there is “No need for legal advice. The…

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Closures of post offices ‘an assault on rural Ireland’

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Legal action is being taken by the Lissycasey Post Office Action Group over the closure of the village’s post office this week. According to the group, misleading information was published by An Post. Talty’s Mace Store in Lissycasey were willing to take on the post office service but the local action group were unsuccessful in…

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Applause as TD ordered to sit down at public meeting in West Clare

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THERE was thunderous applause and cheering as Minister of State Pat Breen was told to sit down by the Chair of last night’s public meeting in Cree. The meeting was called in an attempt to save the village’s post office, which is due to close over the next few months. The crowd, which numbered almost…

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Post office closures signals ‘unravelling’ of rural Clare

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CLARE’s Independent TD Dr Michael Harty has said that the closure of six post offices across Co Clare will be the “death knell” of those rural communities. “People will now go to the post office in the next town or to the next village and will carry on their financial transactions, buy their groceries, visit…

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Coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas to be honoured on a stamp

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AN POST have confirmed that they will be releasing a stamp to honour Coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas and the crew of the Rescue 116 helicopter. The commemorative stamp topics were recently approved by Cabinet and work has now begun on the designs. An online campaign had requested Caitriona’s painting of a Coastguard helicopter to be…

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