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Postmasters call on Public to use their local Post Office

Irish Postmasters’ Union Annual Conference 2023:  Postmasters have called on the public to use their Post Office, to sustain local services which support communities and businesses. Speaking ahead of the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) annual conference in Cork this weekend, General Secretary Tony Howard said members of the public have a central role to play in keeping their local Post Office open – ‘by using it’. “The Post Office Network has been evolving year on year and offers comprehensive banking services, including a full a current account. An advantage of the Post Office is that these services can be accessed in person in almost 900 locations – the largest retail […]

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 […]