6 April 2017
By Elaine Murphy
Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said there is great delight in the village of Ballydesmond following a decision of An Post to retain the local post office following uncertainty about its future.
“There was deep concern in the town when the local postmistress, Ann Vaughan announced her retirement, and An Post refused to advertise for a replacement.
“This was a hard fought, grassroots campaign by the people of Ballydesmond,” said the local TD.
“Following meetings between senior management of An Post and the local community, it was clear about the depth of feeling about the importance of the post office.
“It’s now really important that the local community supports the post office, and uses the services on offer as much as possible.
“The local post office plays a significant role in rural life. It’s more than just a place to buy a stamp and post a letter.
“It’s a hub of the local community, and the continued operation of the post office in Ballydesmond is great news. I was glad to have played a small part in ensuring that An Post listened to the concerns of the community,” concluded Moynihan.