IPU warns of possible collapse of the post office network

An Post has been warned the country's post office network could face collapse.

The warning comes from the Irish Post Masters' Union after its talks with the company on a new contract broke down.

The Union is calling for a better deal from the company, including the right to offer more services.

Post Masters are holding a protest outside the Department of Communications today - seeking the involvement of the Minister.

Ned O'Hara is General Secretary of the Irish Postmasters' Union...............