Losing social welfare will close post offices

A Laois County Councillor has said that Post Offices will close, if social welfare payments are taken awat from them.

A Laois County Councillor has said that Post Offices will close, if social welfare payments are taken awat from them.

Cllr Tom Mulhall called for the Minister for Social Protection to clarify her deicision on taking social welfare payments from the Post Office’s to the banks.

“This will have disasterous consequences, “ he said.

“It will close more rural post offices, it could end up that the only post office in the county is here in Portlaoise, and people have travel in to Portlaoise to do their business.

“The last thing we want to see is more post offices closing and if the social welfare payments are taken away it will like closing one part of the door,” he said.