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Aylward, Bobby

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Post Office Closures

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: his plans to ensure the viability and sustainability of towns and villages in rural Ireland that have lost or are losing the local post office; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I want to ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to ensure the viability and sustainability of towns and villages in rural areas that have lost or are due to lose their loca...More Button

Post Office Closures (Continued)

The dismantling of the rural post office network continues across the country. We lost two important post offices in south Kilkenny at Mullinavat and Glenmore, and another is to close within the n...More Button

The closure of post offices in Mullinavat and Glenmore and hundreds of similar closures in towns and villages around the country reflect a further denigration of services in rural Ireland under t...More Button

I knew he would come back with that.More Button

That is not an answer. The Minister's job is to rule on what is being done now.More Button

He is closing more post offices than ever. He must be happy.More Button

The Minister must agree the Government is closing post offices.More Button

I have proof of it.More Button

He is dressing it up.More Button

Then be honest about it.More Button

The Minister is just getting angry and it is obvious he is getting angry because I am getting under his skin. He knows I am talking fact. To talk about what Fianna Fáil did years ago is not the M...More Button

Why would old postmasters and postmistresses who are in their 60s, 70s and 80s not take the package? Of course, they would - I would too. However, that is no reason for the post office to be cl...More Button

Where people want to keep their post office open and where there is a local supermarket or other business willing to take it on, that should be allowed, once it is viable. I heard the Minister s...More Button

He keeps going back to the one thing.More Button

Where is the report on sustainability?More Button

Where is the report on sustainability?More Button

LEADER Programmes Administration

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: if he is satisfied that the application process for community groups applying to LEADER is efficient and that the process is not discouraging groups from making an application; and if he will make ...More Button

Jobs Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the additional jobs added in the 12 months to Q3 2018 in County Kilkenny from the latest labour force survey.More Button

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the position regarding contractual, pay and pension concerns raised by community employment scheme supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button