1,000 protest at post office move
Pressure is growing on Communications Minister Richard Bruton to intervene in a stand-off between An Post and Thurles residents over a plan to re-locate the local post office from the centre of town to a shopping centre.
More than 1,000 people turned out yesterday for a rally to protest against An Post's decision to close the existing post office in Liberty Square, Co Tipperary, and open a new branch at Thurles Shopping Centre.
"Thurles is fighting back," the protesters were told amid calls for local TDs to meet with Mr Bruton as soon as possible.
Mr Bruton has previously said he will not intervene, while An Post said the 700 metre move to Thurles Shopping Centre will happen later this year.