Carey says new measures will support Clare post offices

Carey says new measures will support Clare post offices

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POSTOFFICEClare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has said that measures suggested by a new report will help support and maintain the post office network right across County Clare.

Deputy Carey, who claims to have played a a key role with locals in saving the post office at Cratloe, says the agreement is good news for the future of the critical network of post offices.

Deputy Carey also welcomed the news that An Post has renewed the contract with the Department of Social Protection for cash social welfare payments at Post Offices.

Deputy Carey said: “The current Social Welfare contract was signed in December 2013 for an initial two years with an option for extension for a further four years in a yearly basis – total of six years.

The value of the contract in 2015 was approx. €54 million with over 38 million social welfare payments being made at Post Offices across the post office network. I am delighted that the contract has been renewed and will provide a measure of certainty for the post office network.

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Founder and Editor, Mark Dunphy established The Clare Herald in December 2007. The native of Connolly, County Clare, is also founder/operator of Dunphy Public Relations and Irish Weather Online. His media career began in 1999 when he commenced employment with Clare FM after securing a degree in Media & Communications and History from Mary Immaculate College. In 2005, he departed the position of Head of News and Current Affairs to establish Dunphy Public Relations.

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