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Stanley, Brian

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (Continued)

The post office and postal services are highly valued by the public and people trust the service. The universal service obligation, which delivers 94% of all domestic mail the next day, is unrival...More Button

There is a problem with just repealing section 30 of the 2011 Act and removing the cap ComReg can currently impose. ComReg can set a range and I understand the current range is 60 cent to 75 cen...More Button

Significantly increasing the price of postage before the development of an enhanced An Post service will jeopardise the viability of the company further. By lifting the cap on postal pricing, we...More Button

The postal service industry in Ireland had a turnover in 2015 of approximately €540 million. An Post's losses in the same year amounted to €25 million, the bulk of which, as we learned yesterday...More Button

The consulting group, McKinsey, has been hired to conduct a strategic review and advise An Post on the future of the business. It is surely premature, therefore, to implement price hikes. While...More Button

Although An Post and the broader postal service network in Ireland are separate entities, they cannot be viewed in isolation from one another. The post office network must be considered in any e...More Button

It is crucial that the Government does not encourage business away from post offices by directing people to have welfare payments paid directly into bank accounts. There is broad agreement among...More Button

The local post office is an essential component of the cluster of businesses needed in any small town or village. The post office network must be protected and the services provided must be enha...More Button

Sinn Féin is committed to creating a vibrant post office network across the country. We want to protect the universal service obligation, ensure adequate funding for it and avoid potential threa...More Button

The purpose of the Bill is not to permit price increases but to sideline the Commission for Communications Regulation. We complain a great deal about the inactivity of regulators. This legislat...More Button

Hear, hear.More Button