Concerns raised for future of rural postal services

Letterkenny Town Council is writing to the Department of Communications asking that any liberalisation of postal services be carried out very carefully, and in a way that does not damage communities.

The issue was raised in an emergency motion by Cllr Tom Crossan, who said that a recent meeting called by the Communications Workers Union had outlined how services in other countries were severely affected by allowing private companies cherry pick lucrative markets while ignoring more marginalised areas.

Cllr Crossan says a particular fear in Donmegal is so called "Social Dumping", whereby some areas might only receive deliveries twice a week