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One-year lifeline for Greencastle Post Office 31.10.13

GREENCASTLE Post Office has been thrown a lifeline after An Post confirmed it has given the local outlet a one-year extension.
The news has been welcomed by locals and their public representatives who said the outlet was vital for the seaside village.
Fianna Fáil T.D., Charlie McConalogue said closure would have been a "major blow" to the community.
"The decision to offer an extension to the current post office, which has been operated faithfully by the Gormley family for generations, 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," said Deputy McConalogue.
A large crowd turns out on Friday, 20th September, 2013 to show support for the continuation of Greencastle Post Office.
Meanwhile, Labour councillor Martin Farren added: “I have lobbied strongly on this issue – earlier in the month I met with representatives from An Post to express the concerns and wishes of the community that the post office in Greencastle must remain open.
“I have also worked closely with Minister Pat Rabbitte on this issue, and I commend him on his support for the campaign to keep Greencastle Post Office open for business.
An Post is set to monitor activity at the office over the coming year with the intention of reviewing the position in 12 months' time.
Campaigners are urging people in the community to use the outlet as much as possible and have urged An Post to provide extra services there.
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