Calls for Cobh sorting office clarity

Calls for Cobh sorting office clarity
Labour TD Sean sherlock during a press briefng at Leinster House on Kildare Street Dublin.Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

CALLS have been made for clarity surrounding the future of the An Post sorting office in Cobh amid rumours about centralisation plans.

Cork East TD Seán Sherlock (Lab) and local Cobh Councillor Cathal Rasmussen (Lab) have called on the Minister for Communications to issue a statement on the future of the sorting office.

“It is not good enough, with everything that has gone on previously with An Post sorting office closures, that the people of Cobh are now subject to rumour and counter rumour on the future of their sorting office on the Great Island,” said Deputy Sherlock.

“I have submitted parliamentary questions to the Minister that I expect to be answered once the Dáil convenes next week.

“It is vital this sorting office is retained for Cobh,” he added.

Cllr Rasmussen stated that expecting residents in Cobh to travel to Little Island with the rest of the Northside of Cork city and county to collect packages is “a concerning move”.

“The Minister must respond fully to these questions and provide clarity on the matter for the people of Cobh.” A spokesperson for An Post said the service would not be commenting on the situation in Cobh.

However, The Echo understands that An Post is taking the opportunity to look at the way in which it services Cork city and County in the context of the ongoing transformation its business caused by the growth in parcel volumes and the decline in letter mail.

It is understood that any possible changes that result will be discussed and agreed with our staff and trade unions.

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