Thursday 14 November 2019

Families protest at post office move

Locals in Listowel, Co Kerry, protest against plans to close their stand-alone post office.
Locals in Listowel, Co Kerry, protest against plans to close their stand-alone post office.
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

Around 200 people marched through Listowel to protest against the decision by An Post to relocate the post office from the town centre to a supermarket complex half a mile away.

Traders believe the move will lead to a fall-off in people using the town centre. Jackie McGillycuddy, whose family has operated a shop in the town centre since 1900, said the closure of the post office at its current location on William Street and relocation to Garvey's SuperValu, half a mile away, will pose a threat to his business.

"Garveys are giving great employment in this town and we think the world of them, but the decision to move the post office in there is going to hit our business an awful lot," said Mr McGillycuddy, who took part in the march at the weekend. "A lot of our customers are people who walk in after being at the post office."

Irish Independent

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