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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

I welcome the opportunity to speak to this Bill. As stated by my colleague, Deputy Stanley, Sinn Féin will not support its passage. While I recognise that measures are needed to address the falli...More Button

This individual measure of raising postage costs for consumers, while failing to develop a broader range of services at post offices, will be counter-productive and push more customers away. The...More Button

It appears too that the position could get even worse. In November, it was reported that 500 post offices could potentially face closure. Aside from the large number of people who could be left...More Button

The Kerr report was published a year ago. It presented a number of recommendations to allow post offices to thrive by enabling their diversification into financial services, social enterprise an...More Button

TAMS Administration

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will initiate an urgent review of the procedures involved in applying for TAMS grants in view of the experience of so many farmers frustrated by the bureaucracy involved and the resultant lon...More Button