Hundreds of post offices could go out of business this summer

 

Hundreds of post offices could go out of business this summer when a key state payment scheme is to be reduced.

That's according to the Irish Postmasters Union, which says the reduction will put banking services in jeopardy all over rural Ireland.

The union wants the government to bring in a payment scheme of 17 million euro to help keep them in business.

General secretary Ned O'Hara says changes promised nearly two years ago just haven't materialised: