Terryglass PO closure is a slap in the face to local community – Cahill
Tipperary Fianna Fáil TD, Jackie Cahill has said the decision to close the Terryglass Post Office is a slap in the face to the local community who have been local users over the past number of years.
“The announcement today by An Post that it is to close the post office on a temporary basis constitutes a major threat to the local community.
“I find it very hard to believe that once closed An Post would then decide to reopen it after a strategic review.
“An Post need to answer the very simple question about who is going to provide the local community with access to postal and other services in the Terryglass area.
“How do they expect older people or people without access to a car to travel to a neighbouring post office?
“What’s worse this decision will remove a central community hub from the village, and is a further example of a government that clearly doesn’t care about rural communities.
“Having a post office ensures vibrancy in a village and this decision will put a shiver down the spine of other communities at risk of having their post office closed.
“This is a government decision make no bones about it. The Minister for Communications should and could have told An Post not to proceed with these closures, but chose not to.
“The local community will not stand for this decision, and I, as the local TD have their back and will campaign for the post office to be reopened,” concluded Cahill.