Covid-19: Postmasters continue vital support for communities during crisis

April 3, 2020: Postmasters said today that public safety measures at Post Offices are working well – and thanked the public for its ongoing cooperation. The Irish Postmasters’ Union said Social Protection payments are now grouped into two week payments and emergency ‘Agent’ measures are in use to enable third parties to collect payments if necessary. […]


Covid-19: Post Offices to remain open and adapt measures for safe usage

March 19, 2020: Postmasters have assured the public that in the current Covid-19 pandemic Post Offices are remaining open as an essential service to local communities – and measures have been agreed with An Post to prioritise public safety. The Irish Postmasters’ Union General Secretary Ned O’Hara said: “Social distancing will require Postmasters to limit the number […]



Postmasters warn that hundreds of Post Offices in danger of closure if next Government does not act

January 20, 2020: Postmasters call for election commitment to PSO for Post Offices | 7% decrease in Post Office business in 2019 |  Postmasters today warned that hundreds of Post Offices in villages, towns and cities could close over the next two years if urgent action is not taken by the next Government. The Irish Postmasters’ […]



Postmasters concerned over plan to tender TV Licence service

August 2, 2019: Postmasters call for all Government Departments to urgently deliver more services at Post Offices Postmasters today voiced concern following the announcement of a plan to tender the contract for TV Licence renewal, included in the Broadcasting Bill published today. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) said the collection of TV Licence fees is […]



IPU ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019: Future of Post Offices hangs on greater provision of Government services

May 10, 2019: Postmasters call for all Government Departments to deliver more services at Post Offices Postmasters today said that the future of Post Offices hangs on Government policy – and called for a major expansion of public services provided through the Network. The call for Government action is the theme of the Irish Postmasters’ […]



Postmasters welcome ‘Digital Assist’ programme at ten Post Offices

October 1, 2018:  The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) today welcomed the announcement of the Digital Assist pilot programme in ten rural Post Offices across the country. The announcement includes government funding of €80,000 to equip ten Post Offices with kiosk units to help citizens access Government and Local Authority information and services. The specially designed […]