first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig and postmaster Josie Molloy.There is anger and frustration in West Donegal at the confirmed closure of Derrybeg postal sorting office.Local postmaster Josie Molloy has confirmed he has received a closure date for the sorting office.Independent Cllr Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has expressed his anger after meeting with Mr Molloy on the issue. Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said “This shows the government’s commitment to rural Ireland is just a ploy by Fine Gael to con people into thinking that they have rural Ireland at heart. During the recent election they were taken a back by the feeling of betrayal all across rural areas and we now see that their new found concern is baseless.“If they were serious about addressing the issues that rural post offices and communities face decisions like this would be put on hold at least until the Post Office Working Group set up.”He added the loss of the sorting office in Derrybeg will impact on the local service provided by the an Post.“Many times businesses in the area and members of the community would have been able to call in early to pick up a parcel that they were waiting on and it was this type of local and personal service that made the post office an important part of the community and I believe that an Post will lose that respect of the people with the consolidation of services like this. “Let’s be clear about this though it is part of a process where an Post are preparing to privatise the mail service across the country where your local post office will not be part of the mail delivery at all. We only have to look at the way that post boxes are being taken out of the post office as well. The whole agenda of this neo-liberal Fine Gael government is to drive the full privatisation of an Post” continued MacGiollaEaspuig.Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig and Deputy Thomas Pringle have been highlighting the threat of privatisation across all services and say they will continue to fight to keep vital services in public ownership but we need our communities to make this a priority too.ANGER AT CLOSURE CONFIRMATION OF DERRYBEG POSTAL SORTING OFFICE was last modified: May 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:derrybegdonegalJosie Molloypost officelast_img

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