Locals in Ardnacrusha are said to be “concerned and upset” at the unexpected closure of their local Post Office branch.
It closed on Monday, with An Post saying it’s a temporary measure due to circumstances outside of their control.
But there’s no indication yet on when it could reopen.
On Monday, the local post office in Ardnacrusha closed unexpectedly.
An Post says the temporary measure is due to circumstances outside of their control and that, in the meantime, customers are being accommodated at Bridge Street Post Office in Limerick.
It has led to some concern locally that Ardnacrusha, like many other smaller communities, would permanently lose the service.
Meelick Fianna Fáil Councillor Cathal Crowe, however, says that’s not the case.
But despite the assurances, it has led to some difficulty for older people in particular who are reliant on ease of access to their local branch for pensions and other services.
Local man Eugene Long is a Fine Gael candidate in the local elections this May.
He says moving all services to Bridge Street in Limerick isn’t the ideal solution for them.
A spokesperson for An Post says they regret any inconvenience caused by the closure but it’s impossible at this stage to speculate on when the office might reopen.