Potential candidate to run Goleen’s Post Office drops out unexpectedly

A potential candidate to run Goleen’s post office has dropped out unexpectedly .

That’s according to a Cork South West TD who says the community has been left in shock at another the potential closure of the Post office.

The Mizen Peninsula based post office was meant to close in May after the current post master Breda Buckley announced her retirement but was saved by a candidate who had come forward to run the post office.

Locals believe that the candidate dropped out due to the post office not making enough money.

Goleen Post office is the most south-westerly Post Office in the entire country and customers will now have to travel 20 minutes by car to Schull for An Post services.

Speaking to RedFM News, Cork South West TD, Christopher O’Sullivan, says the money transactions are too small in local post offices:

I guess the reason that for some people it doesn’t make a good business case is because the the amount of transactions that happen the post office are just too small, particularly in small rural like Goleen, we need to start doing our banking and move some banking elements to on post or to these post offices, they’ve done it in New Zealand, it’s been very effective, it’s worked. And actually the post service in New Zealand is now running at a profit of about €100m a year, so they’ve completely transformed it.




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