Postmasters’ reject Post Office proposal as their Contracts are threatened by An Post 

1 October, 2017: Postmasters call on Minister to invest in Post Office Network Postmasters have today voted to reject an An Post proposal on the future of Post Offices – after their Contracts have been threatened by the Company. At a special National Meeting in Athlone today, members of the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) called […]


Postmasters withdraw from talks with An Post

19 July 2017:  Postmasters Protest against Government inaction on Post Offices Postmasters protested today against Government inaction to secure the future of the Post Office Network – and announced that they are withdrawing from current talks with An Post. Members of the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) National Executive gathered at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and […]



Postmasters Protest at Taoiseach’s Office calling for action to save hundreds of Post Offices

11 April 2017: Postmasters and the communities they serve protested outside An Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s constituency office in Castlebar today (Tuesday, April 11), demanding urgent action to save hundreds of Post Offices. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) said that the Taoiseach, as leader of government, must take responsibility for the political limbo regarding the Post Office Network – […]


Taoiseach must resign if action not taken on Post Office Network

6 April 2017: Postmasters and the communities they serve are to protest outside An Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s constituency office next Tuesday demanding clarity on what action Government will take to save 600 Post Offices. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) said that the Taoiseach, as leader of the government, must take responsibility for the current political fiasco regarding the […]


Postmasters protest at GPO to resist Post Office closures

14 March 2017: Postmasters protested outside the GPO today saying that they will resist any Post Office closures driven by An Post, and are to mobilise a national campaign to support communities and keep Post Offices open. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) called on politicians, communities and social organisations to give their support. A representative number […]


Postmasters to hold protest at GPO

9 March 2017: Postmasters are to hold a protest outside the GPO next Tuesday saying they will resist any Post Office closures driven by An Post. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) also demanded the immediate publication and implementation of the completed Post Office Network plan Chaired by Bobby Kerr. IPU General Secretary Ned O’Hara said […]


Resignation of Tom O’Callaghan from Executive of Irish Postmasters’ Union

17 Nov, 2016: It is with regret that the Irish Postmasters’ Union has learnt of Tom O’Callaghan’s resignation from the Executive and Membership of the Union. Mr. O’Callaghan had been under suspension from the Executive due to conduct, a decision taken by Executive in February 2015 and upheld by delegates at the IPU’s 2015 Annual […]


Postmasters present to Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs

9 Nov, 2016: Postmasters highlight need for urgent Government action to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs The Irish Postmasters’ Union made a detailed presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht on November 9, 2016. The presentation was part of an information gathering process being led by […]


IRISH EXAMINER OPINION EDITORIAL: Post Offices can be citizens ‘go to places’ for all State paperwork

2 October, 2016: Postmasters want Post Offices to become ‘the State on Your Doorstep’. What does this mean and how would it benefit citizens? Irish Postmasters’ Union General Secretary Ned O’Hara sets out Postmasters’ vision for the future of Post Offices in Ireland. The vision of Postmasters for the future of Post Offices is for […]