A Galway postmaster is hopeful that a planned state payment for post offices will be approved by Government soon.
The state subvention is being considered and would essentially see postmasters paid a 'sweetener' of up to €1000 a month to help keep their offices open.
There are around 900 post offices across the State, with most of those independently operated by postmasters.
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton is set to go to the government in coming weeks with a 'targeted and time-bound proposal' for a financial support scheme for post offices.
Seona O’Fagan is the Executive Committee member for the Western Region on the Postmasters’ Union and has offices in Barna and Galway City.
She told Midwest Radio’s John Morley that while Postmasters would welcome this payment, they aren’t looking for handouts...