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 […]

Postmasters call for Post Offices to become ‘the State on your Doorstep’

2 October 2016: Postmasters seek to become Peace Commissioners Postmasters have set out a vision for Post Offices to become ‘The State on your Doorstep’, including all Postmasters automatically becoming Peace Commissioners. In a new statement setting out their vision for the future, Postmasters want Post Offices to be the go to place for payment, application, […]

Postmasters plan to take a more ‘radical approach’ to save Post Office

11 Sept 2016. Lack of Government commitment failing communities and rural Ireland Postmasters are to take a ‘more radical approach’ to demand Government action to secure the future of the Post Office Network. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) Executive and Branch Officers held an emergency meeting this weekend (Saturday) to consider what course Postmasters will […]

IRISH EXAMINER Opinion Editorial – Post offices play key role in society

15 April 2016. Published in the Irish Examiner as an Opinion Editorial. We have to recognise the value of post offices to the country’s social and economic infrastructure, according to IPU general secretary Ned O’Hara POSTMASTERS protested at the Department of Social Protection yesterday over the latest in an ongoing series of attempts by the department […]