Chairman of South Tipperary County Council Michael Fitzgerald, has called on the executive and board of An Post, at this eleventh hour, to abandon their decision to close Bansha post office and in the interests of decency to the local economy and to the residents of Bansha and surrounding areas to leave this very important service remain in this village.
“For months now the Action Committee have done everything possible to save Bansha Post Office, from local to national tv and radio, from local to national newspapers, to highlight the injustice that is happening here.
“To be told by An Post that the post office is being removed just because ‘the opportunity arose’ is downright wrong and is totally unacceptable to people who are working hard in such a depressing economic climate to make this village and this community a better place.
“The committee have been honourable and sincere in all their dealings with An Post since the subject arose - they have put their case in a balanced and fair way, but all the time have hit a stone wall with no reasonable explanation given for the actions being taken.
“It is not too late for anybody in the organisation to say ‘stop’ in the interest of fair play and appreciation for rural people’s way of life.
“I say to An Post, let’s do the right and proper thing in Bansha and leave a thriving post office, employing two good people and help to restart confidence in the Irish economy instead of depressing it more.”