Shock as Laghey PO closure confirmed

The Post Office in Laghey will not be re-opened, the Democrat can reveal.

The Post Office in Laghey will not be re-opened, the Democrat can reveal.

Both Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill and Joe Gatins, Chairperson of Laghey Post Office Action committee confirmed the news yesterday.

Senator Ó Domhnaill said he was “shocked and appalled” and would be demanding a full explanation from the Minister.

“This will come as a major blow to the community and will certainly have an impact on local businesses. Since Laghey Post Office was closed suddenly in July, the people of Laghey village have been without a proper postal service, with older people and those in receipt of social welfare forced to travel to Donegal town to collect the payments owed to them.

Mr Gatins said: “I got word from An Post that they won’t be re-opening the Post Office, looking for a new premises, or establishing a sub-agency here.

“We were very surprised at the negative response as we thought there was some sympathy for our situation. However, it would appear that the welfare of small rural populations is not a priority for a semi-state company such as An Post.”