Dáil Éireann - Volume 654 - 15 May, 2008
Written Answers. - Rural Development Programme.
Deputy Kathleen Lynch Deputy Kathleen Lynch
Deputy Kathleen Lynch asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs his views on the recent television programme on RTÉ that highlighted the fear that many communities have with respect to the closure of their local post office, shop and convenience store and the loneliness such events are having on rural communities; the action he will take to combat such events in rural communities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18820/08]
Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív
Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív: My Department’s range of rural development and community development programmes reflect the Government’s commitment to ensuring the economic and social well-being of rural communities. However, I have no direct function for postal services or the maintenance of post offices.
Dáil Éireann 654 Written Answers. Rural Development Programme.