Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Select Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Estimates for Public Services 2021
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Revised)
Vote 31 - Transport (Revised)
I cannot give a timeline in that regard as yet. All I can say is that a significant volume of work is being done on this issue. The importance of the post office network is a high priority for the Government and for me, as Minister of State with responsibility for this area. I want to have a sustainable and viable post office network that can have a long-term future. It has significant potential. An Post has done significant work in respect of providing e-services and financial services but there is far more potential and post offices can provide many more public services. We need to earmark that and work towards it, including by getting every Department that has a potential offline service to offer to examine how doing so through the post office network would work operationally.