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Sacked postal boss asked to advertise her own job

Stephen Maguire and Anne-Marie Walsh

Published 30/07/2010 | 05:00

AN Post has already lined up a replacement for a postmistress whose premises was raided by three gunmen. They got away with more than €100,000 in February.

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The company said it was forced to end mother-of-three Bernie Moore's contract due to what it claimed had been a "failure to implement basic security measures" at the post office in Carrigans, Co Donegal.

Ms Moore said her contract had been terminated and claimed that An Post had originally demanded she pay it €80,000 following the raid.

An Post has carried out interviews and found a replacement, who will be based in another local office from the day after Ms Moore's contract runs out on August 31.

Ms Moore complained that An Post bosses even asked her to advertise her own job in the window of her premises.

"Needless to say, I said no to them," she said.

"Here they were, giving me the boot after 30 years' loyal service and they wanted me to help them find somebody to take my job. I couldn't believe it and I told them where to go with themselves."

An Post did not deny that it asked her to advertise her position, but said it had no choice other than to end the contract as there had been continuous breaches of security protocols.

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