Laghey Post Office investigation concludes: File being prepared for the DPP

A two-month-long Garda investigation into the disappearance of up to €15,000 of customers’ savings at a village Post Office has concluded and a file is now being prepared.

Senior Garda sources indicated last evening that the file will shortly be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Laghey Post Office closed suddenly two months ago and villagers set up a committee to campaign to have it reopened.

Now, following this latest development, members of the committee hope to meet senior Post Office officials this week  following the return of executives from holiday.

Village residents erected posters, held a public meeting, enlisted the help of politicians and started a petition in their bid to have the PO reopened.

All An Post has told villagers so far is that the Post office closed on July 6 because of “unforeseen circumstances”.

Gardai confirmed they opened an investigation after a customer lodged a complaint when money from their savings account went missing.

An Post has also been carrying out its own investigation into “irregularities” at Laghey.

In the meantime, business for all customers at Laghey, including those in receipt of social welfare payments, has been transferred to their nearest post office in Donegal Town.