An agreement has been reached on the opening of a Post Office in Blacklion in a new premises by May.
The previous Post Office had operated from the shop and filling station, but it was the subject of criminal damage earlier this year and the building was rendered unsuitable.
Local Fianna Fáil Councillor John Paul Feeley said, “This is very welcome news that will restore an essential service to our community in the near future. There has been a huge level of concern that this vital service would be lost but the agreement to open in a premises on the Belcoo Road will put an end to the uncertainty and allow the community access normal post office services into the future.”
Cllr Feeley said he had been in contact with Deputy Brendan Smith TD and with An Post at regional and national level to ensure that they were fully aware of the desire of the community to have the Post Office restored without delay.
Work will commence on fitting the shop premises out in the coming days and every effort will be made to have the Post Office opened in the short-term but at the latest within a month.
Cllr Feeley said, “I appeal to everyone in all communities to use their local post to the greatest extent possible to protect this vital service.”
Customers had been using the Post Office in Glenfarne.