Minister raises Bansha Post Office with An Post

A community fight to hang on to a ‘vital service’ continues as local representatives take the campaign to keep Bansha Post Office open to the cabinet.

A community fight to hang on to a ‘vital service’ continues as local representatives take the campaign to keep Bansha Post Office open to the cabinet.

Deputy Tom Hayes has again stressed the need for the retention of Bansha Post Office. In an attempt to overturn An Post’s decision to close the branch, Mr. Hayes has contacted Minister Pat Rabbitte and his Department and is seeking their assistance in fighting this decision.

“I’m determined to do everything in my power to fight An Post’s decision to remove Bansha Post Office. I have been in contact with Minister Pat Rabbitte and expressed this determination very strongly, and have asked him to do his utmost to help South Tipperary retain a vital local service” stated Tom Hayes T.D.

“Following on from my discussions with the Minister, he has been in touch with the Chief Executive of An Post, Donal Connell, and has relayed my concerns and the concerns of the entire Bansha community as to the consequences that the shutting of this Post Office may have on the local community” continued Mr. Hayes.

“The final decision now lies with An Post, and whether or not they make the right choice in keeping this office running. However, until that decision is made, I intend to fight tooth and nail alongside the Government and the people of South Tipperary in an effort to save what services we can in Bansha”