The Government has accepted Sinn Féin amendments to a Seanad motion on the future of An Post.
The changes call for the introduction of a public service obligation to secure the future of the post office network. Wicklow TD John Brady has welcomed the move and says urgent action is needed to prevent further closures.
Premises in Coolboy, Donard, Kilmacanogue and Laragh in Wicklow are among more than 200 nationwide that have closed since 2018.
A recent report by Grant Thornton commissioned by the Irish Postmasters’ Union warns of significant levels of unrestrained closures without the support of the PSO.