Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (489)

Kevin Humphreys

Question:

489. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to ensure the future prosperity and sustainability of the post office network; if he will confirm that there are no plans to close Erne Street Upper post office in Dublin 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22124/14]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Insofar as plans for the development of the post office network are concerned, I refer to the reply to Priority Question No. 111 [19991/14] of 6 May 2014. The position is unchanged.

The issue of post office closures is an operational matter for the board and management of An Post and one in which I have no statutory function. I will ask An Post to respond directly to the Deputy in relation to Erne Street Upper post office.