Future of another Sligo Post Office in question

Possible closure of a West Sligo-based service.

Sligo News File

What is wrong when despite the area being represented by four TDs we are now hearing about another potential service loss to Sligo? This time it’s the possible closure of the post office in the West Sligo village of Easkey.

The service is a substantial and long-standing operation with three postmen also working from the premises.

However, it now appears that the office could be facing the chop with effect from next month, March.

It’s been said that An Post is looking at the situation and that public submissions are being invited.

For those who wish to contact them on the reported threat the telephone number of the local TDs are:

Eamon Scanlon, Fianna Fail party Spokesman on Business and Jobs: 071-9197903. Leinster House, 01-618 3395. Email: eamon.scanlon@oireachtas.ie

Marc MacSharry, another Sligo-based Fianna Fail Deputy: 071 9143616/086 267 47 64. Email: marc.macsharry@oireachtas.ie

Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein: 087 6528318. Leinster House, 01 6183865. Email: martin.kenny@oireachtas.ie

Tony McLoughlin, Assistant Fine Gael party Whip. 071 9110011. Leinster House, 01 6183537. Email: tony.mcloughlin@oir.ie

Independent Michael Clarke is the Councillor for the area

Easkey’s local garda station was closed and gardai withdrawn in 2013. It was one of 95 shut by the Fine Gael-led government at the time.