Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (311)

Kevin Humphreys


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.