Portlaoise Mail Centre Clarification
Portlaoise Mail Centre never busier says An Post
An Post has rejected what it has described as ‘groundless fears’ for the future of the Portlaoise Mail Centre.
In recent months the Portlaoise facility has been at the centre of a major rethinking of the An Post mails processing network. This resulted in the transfer to Portlaoise of all mail from company’s former letter processing in Cork which closed last weekend. All mail for and from Munster and much of Leinster outside Dublin is now processed at Portlaoise.
As part of that operation, international parcel processing formerly carried out in Portlaoise moved the new automated parcel hub (DPH) recently opened by An Post on the outskirts of Dublin. Staff from the Revenue Commissioners who have been based in Portlaoise will be moving to the DPH on a phased basis.
A Spokesman for An Post said the Portlaoise Mail Centre, having replaced the Cork facility was busier than ever before. ‘’Portlaoise is a central part of An Post’s mail operations and has been key to the success of our business in recent years. These are groundless fears and the cause of undue worry both for our staff and the people of Portlaoise’’.
‘’This is a challenging time for every business and such idle speculation is particular damaging at a time when An Post, and indeed the country, is dealing with the current crisis.”