Dumbo Daly intervenes to help save Balllineen Post Office!

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It is reported in the Examiner this morning that Ballineen PO may close after 160 years.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/minister-intervenes-in-effort-to-save-west-cork-post-office-466946.html

And local Junior Minster and all-round waster Jim Daly is kicking up a fuss about it!

Nowhere in the report is it mentioned that the closest Post Office to Ballineen is a mere 750 metres away in Ballineen's twin village of Enniskeane - and there's a footpath all the way between the two towns (joint population 700).

If An Post don't close down Ballineen PO then they really need their heads examined!
 


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Gombeen parish pump politics in action.

But of course when It's FG It's more classy:D
You can rest assured that whenever FF's hyphenated West-Cork TD and the gobsh1te Independent Mick Collins emerge from their respective scratchers, they'll be lepping onto the Save our PO" bandwagon as fast is their chubby little legs will carry them!

West Cork really is a beautiful place to live, but Jesus! our elected representatives really are the pits!
 

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You can rest assured that whenever FF's hyphenated West-Cork TD and the gobsh1te Independent Mick Collins emerge from their respective scratchers, they'll be lepping onto the Save our PO" bandwagon as fast is their chubby little legs will carry them!

West Cork really is a beautiful place to live, but Jesus! our elected representatives really are the pits!
As long as the current electoral system remains in place this sort of sh1te will continue in all constituencies not just Cork South West.

A few months ago didn't An Post get a bailout of €30 million to keep hundreds of loss making Post Offices open.
 

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It is reported in the Examiner this morning that Ballineen PO may close after 160 years.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/minister-intervenes-in-effort-to-save-west-cork-post-office-466946.html

And local Junior Minster and all-round waster Jim Daly is kicking up a fuss about it!

Nowhere in the report is it mentioned that the closest Post Office to Ballineen is a mere 750 metres away in Ballineen's twin village of Enniskeane - and there's a footpath all the way between the two towns (joint population 700).

If An Post don't close down Ballineen PO then they really need their heads examined!
Didn't realise they were that close to each other. Better case could be made for keeping post offices open elsewhere, especially some of the islands. Friend who used to work in post office told me years ago that part of the problem re viability of post offices was that social welfare recipients were not given the option of post office payments when applying for payment. They had to have a bank account. Not sure if that's the case still.
 

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Gombeen parish pump politics in action.

But of course when It's FG It's more classy:D
You clearly don't understand the dynamic between the twin villages. The Ballier lads hate the Enniskeeners. The last thing they would do is so much as spend tupence up in Enniskeen. Years ago there was a proposal to put a clock on the church spire in Enniskeen. They were not however to out a face on the Ballineen side of the church tower because the Enniskeen people won't give them the time of day. There is bitter enmity between both villages going back to the plantation and neither village can abide the other.

There is a story that an Enniskeen man married a Ballineen woman and they couldn't get a hotel to hold the reception nor any of their families to attend. In the end a Kerryman agreed to act as best man and a nun as bridesmaid.
 

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750m is a 1.5km round trip for somebody who has challenges moving.

Just saying.
 

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You clearly don't understand the dynamic between the twin villages. The Ballier lads hate the Enniskeeners. The last thing they would do is so much as spend tupence up in Enniskeen. Years ago there was a proposal to put a clock on the church spire in Enniskeen. They were not however to out a face on the Ballineen side of the church tower because the Enniskeen people won't give them the time of day. There is bitter enmity between both villages going back to the plantation and neither village can abide the other.

There is a story that an Enniskeen man married a Ballineen woman and they couldn't get a hotel to hold the reception nor any of their families to attend. In the end a Kerryman agreed to act as best man and a nun as bridesmaid.[/]

You know they are a single GAA club ( the single greatest indicator of a places existence in rural Ireland) , the Mary’s, right?

So as well as knocking back your tale it highlights the silliness of the protests
 

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750m is a 1.5km round trip for somebody who has challenges moving.

Just saying.
Someone who has problems moving 1500 metres would probably already have problems moving 150 metres anyway. I'd say most of the users of the post office already live 1 km - or 5 - from it anyway.
 

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.[/]

You know they are a single GAA club ( the single greatest indicator of a places existence in rural Ireland) , the Mary’s, right?

So as well as knocking back your tale it highlights the silliness of the protests
Nope, the club have performed very poorly. The Ballie lads won't even train on the same nights as the Enniskean boys let along pass to them on the pitch. Enniskeen is right behind Daly for fear of the Ballineen people coming into their PO. God knows what will happen next, there's great fear in the town of Enniskean that villagers from Ballineen will maraud it.

Did you know that Enniskean is close to Cork than Balineen?
 

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It's long past time that the yokels copped themselves on!

The twin villages have had a shared National School - situated mid-way between the two of them - for the last 40 years. There's absolutely no logical, logistical or economic reason why they can't have a shared Post Office as well.
 

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Nope, the club have performed very poorly. The Ballie lads won't even train on the same nights as the Enniskean boys let along pass to them on the pitch. Enniskeen is right behind Daly for fear of the Ballineen people coming into their PO. God knows what will happen next, there's great fear in the town of Enniskean that villagers from Ballineen will maraud it.

Did you know that Enniskean is close to Cork than Balineen?
For two small villages , or one smallish town, it has two large employers, with over 400 employed between Graingers Sawmills and Carberry milk, along with two pharmacies, 2 supermarkets, a baker, a farm supply store.

Not doing too badly but sure no votes in that.
 

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750m is a 1.5km round trip for somebody who has challenges moving.

Just saying.
Bus Éireann have an excellent bus service(236) that operates several times a day in each direction stopping very close to each post office, and we all know that for "regulars" on a pension day the driver will of course let them out at the post office.

the bus takes about 2-4 minutes each way.
 
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For two small villages , or one smallish town, it has two large employers, with over 400 employed between Graingers Sawmills and Carberry milk, along with two pharmacies, 2 supermarkets, a baker, a farm supply store.

Not doing too badly but sure no votes in that.
Carbery is a major company and exporter.
Dubliner is its best known consumer brand.
 

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Not particularly talking about this case but could another use for some rural ( or any ) Post Offices be as collection points for deliveries for people that have no one at home to receive parcels etc . Could Post offices not also be a place where Garda could have an interface with People .

The only way that Post Offices will be kept open is if more uses can be found for them .
 


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