Dáil Éireann - Volume 625 - 19 October, 2006
Written Answers. - Post Office Network.
Mr. Crawford Mr. Crawford
Mr. Crawford asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if he has had discussions with An Post or the postmasters with a view to determining the retention of a strategic number of post offices throughout the country with the objective of providing a modern and efficient service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33528/06]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: The retention of a strategic number of post offices throughout the country with the objective of providing a modern and efficient service is a matter for the board and management of An Post and one in which I have no statutory function. Section 12 (3) of the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act 1983 states that ‘the company shall have power to do anything which appears to it to be requisite, advantageous or incidental to, or which  appears to it to facilitate, either directly or indirectly, the performance by it of its functions as specified in this Act or in its memorandum of association and is not inconsistent with any enactment for the time being in force’.
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