Breen lends his support to Broadford Post Office Action Group.

November 27th, 2012 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has pledged to work with the Broadford Post Office Action Group to have the Post office reopened. He has been in touch with An Post Officials to express his concern at the sudden closure of the facility and he has urged the Company to reopen the Post Office immediately.

“The sudden closure of the Post Office in Broadford has caused a lot of upset in the area and the current situation cannot be allowed to drag on indefinitely as the absence of the Post Office is causing a lot of inconvenience and hardship for people.”

“I have been in contact with An Post officials to express my concern and I have requested the Company to take immediate steps to reopen the local office. The current situation is placing a difficult burden on the elderly people in the area who now have to travel to Tulla to pick up their pensions. When people go to pick up their Pensions on a Friday they regularly do their weekly shopping and the small businesses in Broadford are losing out and can ill afford this loss of business.”

“The Post Office in Broadford serves a large geographical area and there are no post office facilities available either in O’Callaghan’s Mills, Bodyke or Bridgetown and quite clearly the demand is there for the service. The Post Office there is underpinning the community, providing an essential service for the local people and business community and when it is closed it is causing considerable disruption for those people.”

“No Community should be left without a Post Office at such short notice and I have urged An Post to resolve this situation speedily and reopen the Post Office immediately.”