Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the news that Greencastle Post Office will remain open. An Post has confirmed to the local Deputy that it will offer a one year extension to the existing Post Office in the village.

“The local post office in Greencastle is of major importance to the area. Its loss would have been a major blow to the community at a time when they can least afford it. It will come as a relief that a one year extension has now been granted,” said Deputy McConalogue.

“Greencastle post office has been operated by the Gormley family for generations. The decision to offer an extension is a testament to the efforts of the local community who have fought hard in recent weeks to ensure that the service is retained in Greencastle.

“An Post met with representatives of the local community as well as Oireachtas members and local councillors as part of a concerted campaign for the post offices retention. The company had also been contacted by many members of the local community by email and post expressing their strong views that the Post Office be retained.

“An Post have indicated to me that they will monitor activity at the office over the coming year with the intention of reviewing the position in one years’ time. I would encourage the local community to continue to show their support by using its services over the coming year to help ensure that Greencastle is served by a local post office for many years to come,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.