Sinn Fein TD for Dublin North West, Dessie Ellis has slammed the possible re-location of the Post Office in Finglas Village, located 100 metres from where he runs his full time Constituency Office.
Dessie, said that the current location of the Post Office is in a suitable and accessible location, situated on major bus routes for the people of Finglas. This post office is used by a large number of Old age pensioners and social welfare recipients and to even consider locating it else where would have devastating effects on the community.
Furthermore, there would be a detrimental effect on an already struggling business community who depend on the footfall generated by the post office. The Finglas Village Renewal Committee are trying to improve the village to attract more people into the area and to take the post office away would be devastating.
Dessie has already spoken to Paul Foley and Fred Quinn of An Post this morning, they have claimed that the Post office goes to an Independent group to make a judgement and that the tender is for the Finglas Catchment area, leading to fears that the Post office may be moved to a new location. He has now written to the Chief Executive of an Post Enda Kelly requesting a meeting as a matter of urgency.
The people of Finglas need to stand up to any further devastation of Finglas village where shops and businesses are closing on a daily basis. We cannot allow a village which is already on life support to dieDess