Local and National Issues

Concern over Athlone Mail Distribution Centre

anpost1 I recently called on the Government to make to make a statement committing to retaining the mail distribution centre operated by An Post in Athlone. The future of the An Post network has never been more uncertain. Fine Gael refused to invest in the network in recent years and this has given rise to a situation whereby Post Offices right across the country are being forced to close their doors. Many of these Post Offices are serving rural areas and play an important role in providing...
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Troy and Shaw highlight concerns about Garda resources in Kinnegad

Local Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy and Fianna Fáil Councillor John Shaw have expressed their concern over garda resources in Kinnegad, which is in the Mullingar Garda District.

Deputy Troy has asked the Minister for Justice to ensure the necessary resources are available for a Garda patrol car for Kinnegad Garda Station and has also questioned the Minister about the impact of pending retirements on the manpower available at the station. Deputy Troy commented: “Minister Alan Shatter has informed me that “the...
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