Post offices closure is attack on rural Ireland

first_imgSend Love to someone special with free An Post Postcards Previous articleLimerick designers, students and inventors invited to enter global competitionNext articleTeen charged over county Limerick burglary Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie BusinessLimerickNewsPost offices closure is attack on rural IrelandBy Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 2751 Email TV licence service THE planned closure of 18 post offices serving County Limerick has been called “another full frontal attack on rural Ireland”.Under a modernisation plan finalised by An Post in recent weeks, 18 post offices now face closure where communities are under 500 people.Members of the Irish Post Masters Union, who originally backed a modernisation plan, have now been balloted on the proposals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the final details of the plan have yet to be made public, Limerick TD Niall Collins told the Limerick Post that this another Government failure and intervention is needed immediately.“It is inconceivable to think that An Post would seek to close up to 18 Post offices across County Limerick and that our Government is standing idly by whilst this is being planned”.Part of the plan suggests that 95 per cent of the population will live with 15km of a Post Office.Launching sharp criticism, Deputy Collins added that “this is another full frontal attack on rural Ireland and our people in particular our elderly and most vulnerable who don’t live in large towns or cities.“Government needs to wake up to this reality now and stop this senseless move by An Post.”The Post Offices in Limerick listed for closure are; Anglesborough, Ardagh, Athea, Ballyagran, Ballyneety, Broadford, Crecora, Dromkeen, Feenagh, Kilbehenny, Kildimo, Knocklong, Lisnagry, Mungret, Old Pallas, Oola, Shanagolden and Templeglantine.As part of the €50m modernisation plan, An Post said that there would be no compulsory closures of but that there would be a voluntary scheme with financial incentives offered to retiring postmasters.See more Limerick news here The Athea Brothers who took on the world and won WhatsApp Facebook Printcenter_img An Post release St. Patrick’s Day stamp of Richard Harris Advertisement Athea to reap benefits from state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant Linkedin TAGSan postAnglesboroughArdaghAtheaBallyagranBallyneetyBroadfordCrecoraDromkeenFeenaghIrish Postmasters’ Union (IPU)KilbehennyKildimoKnocklonglimerickLisnagryMungretOld PallasOolaPost OfficeShanagoldenTempleglantine Twitter €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Olson scores first Marshalltown win

first_imgKyle Olson captured the Friday night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) By Joyce Eisele Another first time win at Marshalltown came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature as Shawn Ritter led the 18-lap event from flag to flag. Ritter weathered several cautions during the race but was never seriously threatened. Steve Meyer, who won the season opener, made great headway to finish as runner-up after starting 14th.  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 3) – Kyle Olson made his first visit to Marshalltown Speedway’s victory lane on Cliff Chambers Memorial Friday night. From there on he remained as captain of the ship, capturing his first win ever at the speedway.  Brayton Carter had a good showing as he finished as the runner-up after starting back in 16th. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods ran 18 laps and in the end it was Olson weathering the yellow flags to take home the win.  Olson started sixth but had command of the race by the time lap three was scored. center_img After a restart for a caution at lap four, Rust took off like a rocket and sailed to the top spot by the time lap five was in the books.  From there on, Rust ran away and hid from his competition, and flew under the checkers to take the win. Tim Ward took the runner-up position, getting around Gustin on the final lap. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event went flag to flag with David Rieks leading all but that opening lap on his way to victory. Rieks pulled away as the race wound down, leaving Shannon Anderson to finish a distant runner-up.  The IMCA Late Models opened up their season at the speedway for 2019 and in their 20-lap main event it was Justin Kay taking all the marbles. Kay jumped to the immediate lead and led all 20  laps to take the easy victory going away. The most interesting battle of the race was between Joel Callahan and Todd Cooney as they fought tooth and nail for position.  It was Callahan winning the fight to take second place over Cooney in third. The evening ended with the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Ronn Lauritzen started on the outside of the front row and shot to the lead when the race went green. He soon had Jimmy Gustin hot on his tail and Joel Rust was coming fast.last_img read more