Possible reprieve for threatened Mayo post office

Community turns out in force to oppose closure.

Sligo News File.

A Mayo post office earmarked for closure may survive after the
community took to the streets to oppose the move.

An Post has warned that the Ardnaree office is scheduled to close on
the retirement the postmaster in March.

A 1,500 strong march proceeded to Ardnaree where the participants were addressed by members of the Working Group for the Retention of the post office and local public representatives.

It’s understood that more than 100 submissions calling for the
continuation of the service have been referred to An Post.

The area, together with Ballina, is reeling from the lack of government investment in vital infrastructure. A substantial centre for the unemployed near Ballina town centre testifies to the number without jobs.

Dara Calleary, Fianna Fail spokesman spokesperson for public
expenditure and reform, and Senator Michelle Mulhern are locally-
based members of the Oireachtas.