Dublin city post office shuts due to dispute

The postmistress at Montague Street retired last month

Dublin city post office shuts due to dispute

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A post office in Dublin city has been closed due to a dispute between the incoming postmaster and the building's landlord.

The postmistress at Montague Street Post Office retired last month, and a new postmaster - or contrctor - was due to take over the business.

An Post says "virtually all" post offices are run by contractors.

But it says "an issue" at the last minute between the postmaster and landlord means the office has been temporarily closed.

Montague Street Post Office | Image: Google Earth

The company says it hopes to open the outlet as soon as possible, and that current customers are being diverted to St Andrew's Street Post Office.

An Post say the issue - which arose on March 24th - is beyond their control.

The options available appear to be either find a new postmaster, or reach a better deal with the landlord.

Local business groups are seeking urgent action to get the post office up and running.