The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) is the representative body for Postmasters. The IPU works to ensure a secure future for Post Offices across Ireland. The IPU is committed to maximising the economic and social value of Post Offices.

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Postmasters announce new General Secretary

Postmasters today announced a new General Secretary – who stated his commitment to maintaining Post Office services in communities throughout the country. The new Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) General Secretary is Tony Howard who now takes over from Ned O’Hara who has been in post since 2014. Beginning his tenure Tony Howard thanked Ned O’Hara, who will retire at the end of this month, for an excellent service to Postmasters and the communities they serve. Mr. Howard had a distinguished career with An Garda Síochána for over 40 years, which has given him senior experience at working with Government, communities and national agencies. A Dublin native, Tony Howard said his […]

Postmasters offer their sympathies to families and community in Donegal

Postmasters have offered their sympathies to the families and community devastated by the explosion and terrible human tragedy in Creeslough in Donegal last Friday. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) offered its condolences to all victims and families – and noted that two of those who died had been customers using their local Post Office at the time of the tragedy. IPU General Secretary Ned O’Hara said: “This tragedy has hugely saddened people across this country, including Postmasters. We wish every comfort to those affected by this devastating tragedy.” IPU President Seán Martin said: “The IPU is paused and shocked with this news. Our members in Donegal, with the support of […]


Wednesday 1st June 2022: The Irish Postmasters’ Union has today welcomed the announcement of a €30 million government plan to secure the Post Office Network, which will help to keep Post Offices open and government services accessible in local communities. The Irish Postmaster’s Union (IPU) said that in making available a funding package of €30 million over a three-year fixed period, the government, like many countries across Europe, was recognising the social value of post offices. Welcoming today’s announcement, Seán Martin, President of the Irish Postmasters Union said; “The Post Office Network is the lifeblood of our towns and villages and a much-trusted focal point of our communities. The Network […]

Government Announce Funding for Post Office Network

Minister Ryan and Minister of State Naughton announce funding of €30 million over 3 years to support a sustainable, nationwide Post Office network The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Postal Matters, Hildegarde Naughton TD, today announced a funding package of €30 million over a three-year fixed period to support a sustainable, nationwide post office network. Ministers Ryan and Naughton brought a memo outlining the funding package to Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday, 31st May). Through this measure, the Government recognises the importance of a high-value and high-quality Post Office network to citizens throughout Ireland, as well as the central and trusted role […]