Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (311)

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

311. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the plans he has to ensure the future prosperity and sustainability of the post office network; if he will confirm that there are no plans to close Kevin Street post office in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11816/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

Operational matters are an issue for the management and Board of An Post and one in which I have no statutory function. As shareholder, however, I have a strong concern in relation to the ongoing commercial position of the Company and I regularly liaise with the Company in this regard. I will request An Post to issue a direct reply to the Deputy regarding the future of the Post Office on Kevin Street, Dublin 8.Insofar as the future of the post office network is concerned, I refer to the reply to Question No. 1 and to Questions Nos. 11, 17, 31 and 35 on today's Order Paper which sets out the position in this regard.