No to Tesco postal

Published 18/03/2014 | 05:34

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WEXFORD councillors are strongly opposed to any attempt to transfer postal services to Tesco.

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The issue was raised by Cllr Malcolm Byrne, who called for the Irish post office network to be enhanced rather than downgraded. Cllr Byrne said he understood that An Post had entered an agreement with Tesco.

He asked his fellow councillors to come out against any moves to transfer services to the supermarket chain.

Cllr Pat Codd said commercial supermarkets should not be allowed to take over postal services.

Cllr Martin Murphy said that under no circumstances should post services be given to 'the likes of Tesco'. 'If the likes of the large supermarkets want to take over the post office, I think it should be ruled completely out of order,' he said.

Cllr Keith Doyle said the possibility of Tesco getting post offices had been mentioned in the press. However, he questioned the legality of any such proposal.

Cllr Byrne and his Fianna Fáil colleague Cllr Michael Sheehan both tabled motions calling on the Government to enhance rather than downgrade the post office network.

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