John Curran T.D. has said that he welcomes the recent news from An Post that a decision has been made to keep Dodsboro Post Office open until January 2019 in order to allow time to put a permanent contractor in place. Deputy Curran was commenting after receiving confirmation from An Post that the Post Office in Dodsboro was to remain open;  he said;  “This is great news for the people of Dodsboro, Lucan, that An Post have agreed to keep the post office open and for services to remain at Dodsboro Post Office until January 2019. This was all facilitated by the existing operator agreeing to continue until a new operator was in situ.

“In the meantime, An Post will be advertising for a new Post Master over the coming weeks so that a new Post Master will enter into a new and permanent contract hopefully resulting in a long term commitment to providing a post office service in Dodsboro. “After campaigning with local residents and customers of the Post Office over the last few months, it is very welcome news for me to hear that the local community have been successful in securing Post Office services in Dodsboro, Lucan.  “Post Offices are service hubs in communities like Dodsboro in Lucan.  Post offices are the life blood of small communities. For many, the harp over the door of their post office is the only visible indication of government services in their community,” concluded Deputy Curran.