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.
Your Post Office – at the Heart of your Community
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 […]
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 […]
A new independent report by Grant Thornton, commissioned by the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU), recommends that the Government invest with urgency in the Post Office Network, stating that the Post Office Network is capable of significant growth and offers ways to support government policy and to promote efficiencies within Government. The FULL REPORT can be read here. The report points to a €12 million funding gap which needs to be met by government investment if the network is to thrive and grow. This funding gap has been reduced by €5 million (previously estimated at €17 million in a 2020 Grant Thornton Report) through the efforts of postmasters investing in their […]
Postmasters are to hold an emergency meeting to consider a ballot on Industrial Action, including to withdraw support for changes to Postal Money Order and Foreign Exchange services. The potential action comes amid mounting frustration with An Post and Government, as Postmasters say morale is low and meaningful engagement is needed to resolve a range of issues. The national Members’ Meeting has been called for next Monday (March 28), and the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) Executive has motioned discussion of a ballot on Industrial Action. IPU General Secretary Ned O’Hara said the Postal Order and Foreign Exchange issues are not the whole problem, but a tipping point among multiple issues […]