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Post Office Plans a ‘Backwards Step’ – Ó Fearraigh - Donegal Sinn Fein

Post Office Plans a ‘Backwards Step’ – Ó Fearraigh

Commenting on the planned reconfiguration of postal services in West Donegal, Cllr John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has today said:

“This is a step backwards by An Post with regards to Derrybeg post office and the relocating of staff to the sorting office in Falcarragh.

“I have been in contact with An Post concerning this issue, and members of the community here in Gaoth Dobhair have contacted me to express their fears that this development may be a step towards the possible closure of the local office in the future.

“The process of sorting mail has been carried out for many years in Derrybeg. These plans will affect mail personnel also who will now have to travel to and from Falcarragh on a daily basis.

“I am awaiting correspondence from An Post in relation to a number of questions such as what benefit this change will have; what savings will result from these plans or indeed if any extra expense will be incurred.

“In my opinion, these plans are not in the best interest of the local community and therefore I cannot support the proposed changes.”