Three Donegal TDs have made an official request to extend the closing date of Kilcar Post Office to allow locals to appeal the decision.
Pat the Cope Gallagher, Thomas Pringle and Pearse Doherty have called on An Post to delay the closing date by six months. The TDs met with Minister of State at the Department of Communications Sean Canney today to ask him to support their request for an extension.
More than 300 locals turned out for a public meeting on Monday to discuss the future of the Post Office in Kilcar.
The community shared their shock and concern that the post office would be closed at the end of June.
As a result of the meeting, the three TDs present were mandated to request An Post to extend the proposed closing date of the post office until December.
This would give sufficient time to give the Local Action Committee and others an opportunity to make submissions and afford them the same opportunity as others when other closures were announced last year.
It also gives an opportunity to the many businesses in the locality to highlight the importance of the Post Office, in an area which has 320 people employed locally and has a population of 1,740 people.