Dáil debates

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

3:25 pm

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent) | Oireachtas source

This is a matter I have raised continuously in this House for the past six years. In the programme for Government a commitment was given to protect the viability of post offices. The Government is failing miserably to do that. We had a sham before St. Patrick's week when a Minister showed up for a Topical Issue debate only to tell Deputies that he had no responsibility. Who is directly responsible for the protection of the post office network? The Taoiseach should believe me when I say it will not be 80 or 200 post offices but that 700 post offices will close. I have been saying that for the past six years. Unfortunately, when one looks at today's newspaper it says that up to half-----


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