IPU holds its Annual Conference in Letterkenny

The Irish Postmaster's Union is holding its Annual Conference in Letterkenny today, with members to debate a proposal that post offices be allowed deliver additional public services, like Motor Tax Renewal, in an effort to cut State costs.

The IPU says it can also be part of the reform of the Irish Banking Sector.

The IPU says the government should allow it deliver additional public services - such as motor tax renewal in an effort to save on government department's staff and infrastructure costs.

The union says it can help deliver on the savings set out in the Croke Park agreement by offering more services like this.

It also says it can be part of the reform in the Irish Banking Sector.

Its asking the government to consider making greater use of the Post Office Network in the planned re-organisation - by expanding on the existing banking transactions it provides for AIB and NIB.

Another proposal to be put forward at its annual conference is to allow post offices accept deposits and withdrawals for Credit Union customers when their local branches are not open for business.