Dáil debates

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

3:35 pm

Photo of Enda KennyEnda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

The programme for Government sets out what is involved here, such as actively encouraging social welfare payments at post offices. The Minister of State is very happy about that and continuing the contract in respect of post offices. Many people who receive their social welfare payments through post offices want them paid into bank accounts. The question of community banking is being pursued by the Department in collaboration with the Department of Finance but no post office will stay open unless it is used. The Government has tried repeatedly to offer a new range of services but these change with the-----

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