Postmasters threaten to ballot members if financial assistance is not forthcoming

Postmasters are threatening to ballot members on a work stoppage in June, if the Government doesn't give them a financial boost.

The Irish Postmasters Union's warning that the state needs to act urgently to maintain the Post Office Network.

It says post offices across the country need financial intervention within weeks or the Network will collapse.

Irish Postmasters Union General Secretary, Ned O'Hara says its members will be consulted on the way forward: