IPU backs sacked Carrigan’s postmistress

The Irish Post Masters union has joined calls for An Post to reverse its decision to terminate the contract of Bernie Moore as postmistress of Carrigan's post office.

Ms Moore was sacked from her position with An Post claiming this was for not following security procedures during an armed robbery in February of last year.

There has been strong reaction in the local community to the decision.

The IPU says that Security Audits of her office have shown some minor deficiencies.

But spokesperson John Kane says that while these are to be regretted and may even warrant some reprimand, they cannot be used to justify retrospectively an earlier decision to terminate her contract:

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