Frenchpark post office, which had been due to close later this month due to the retirement of the local postmistress, will now remain open after An Post confirmed a temporary solution had been found.
Yvonne Mitchell has now withdrawn her resignation and has decided to continue operating the service until early 2023.
A public meeting, which was due to take place in Frenchpark Hall on Wednesday evening, was cancelled following confirmation that the service would remain in operation for now.
When news of the imminent closure originally broke, it caused shock and dismay in the area with many residents voicing their concerns as to how the closure would impact local customers and other businesses in Frenchpark.
A petition against the closure was made available to customers in Mitchell’s shop and currently has over 700 signatures.
Reacting to the news this week, Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy welcomed the development and complimented both An Post and the Mitchell family for finding a solution.
“It was important that we continue to support the post office so that it can continue to provide a service for the Frenchpark area,” he said.