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Connaughton, Paul

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Post Office Network

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this topic, which concerns Barnaderg post office in my constituency. Post offices are important, particularly in rural communities. Public houses are not...More Button

Last year, the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications produced a report on the post office network and the third recommendation states: "The committee recommends that An Post clarify and...More Button

I call on the Minister and An Post to implement the joint committee's recommendations for all post offices. In addition, I understand the consultation period for Barnaderg post office closes tom...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. The consultation process with the community is under way but I am concerned that a short period was provided for the process in this case, given a temp...More Button

While I acknowledge the banking sector is shrinking, in many rural areas, the banks are closing their branches in small rural towns.More Button

Post Office Network (Continued)

Surely this is a situation on which An Post can capitalise. Instead of removing services from rural areas, it should provide even more services or restore those that were previously available.More Button

In the instance to which I refer, there is a family member who is willing to take on the post office in Barnaderg as a going concern. The business has been viable during the entirety of its exis...More Button

On a general point, I am of the view that the consultation period should be longer and that more detailed information should be provided to local communities in respect of what they are expected ...More Button

Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive a single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a single farm payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Dental Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the dental treatment available to a person (details supplied) in County Galway in view of the fact that there is currently no dentist available in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway; ...More Button