Postmasters keen to deliver a strong message
Postmasters have vowed to stage a protest in every constituency in a bid to keep post offices open throughout the country.
Around 150 people, mainly post office operators, staged a protest yesterday outside the constituency office of Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Castlebar, Co Mayo.
The protest, organised by the Irish Postmasters' Union, lasted for about an hour and concluded with a letter being handed in calling on Mr Kenny to act decisively.
Sean Martin, treasurer of the IPU, said closing potentially 600 post offices, out of about 1,100 would "decimate" rural Ireland.