Fears Of More Post Office Closures In Clare Without New Strategy

It’s feared more post office closures will be seen in Clare unless a “long-term sustainable plan” is adopted by the Government.

Broadford,Cree, Craggagh-Fanore, Doonbeg, Lissycasey and Kilfenora are among the communities here that have lost their post offices in recent years, while over 200 nationwide have closed their doors since 2018.

A funding package of €30 million over a three-year fixed period was introduced in 2022 to support a “sustainable, nationwide post office network”.


Clarecastle Fianna Fáil Councillor Tom O’Callaghan however believes the Government must look at ways of making the service as profitable as it is in other countries to ensure its survival into the future.

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