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05 Oct 2022

Tipperary to lose eight post offices in rural areas under closure deal

Despite local protests and rallies over the past month, Tipperary is set to lose eight post offices under a deal worked out between An Post and the Irish Postmasters' Union.

Post offices in locations where postmasters are opting to retire will close and the services will be consolidated with neighbouring offices ensuring their continued viability.  

An Post has published a list of the post offices to close and the nearest office to them. Users will face extra travel journeys of between 5.8km and 9.3km to avail of a post office.

The list for Tipperary is:

Ballingarry, nearest is Mullinahone, 9.3km

Clogheen , nearest is Ballyporeen, 7.2km

Coolbawn, nearest is Borrisokane, 7.8

Gortnahoe, nearest is Urlingford, 5.8km

Littleton, nearest is New Birmingham, 7.4km

Newcastle, nearest is Ardfinnan, 7.7km

Templetuohy, nearest is Templemore, 8km

Upperchurch, nearest is Borrisoleigh, 8km

An Post says all remaining post offices will benefit from enhanced services and products, new opening hours and an investment package aimed at improving services for customers, driving customer footfall and attracting a wider demographic to ensure that the post office is not just wanted by communities but is indeed relevant and actually used by all. 

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