Recently, some postal services were moved from Ashbourne Post Office to Dunshaughlin Sorting Office. When a parcel or package cannot be delivered, it is now transferred to Dunshauglin for collection. As I am sure you are all aware, Dunshaughlin Sorting Office is situated in an Industrial Estate on the very busy N3 at the entrance to the town. People have no choice but to access the Industrial Estate from this road. Access is not ideal by any stretch of the imagination. The area has always been plagued with traffic and any unnecessary additional traffic will only lead to further congestion.
On top of this, the hours of business are proving extremely difficult for many, particularly in the Ashbourne area to collect their goods often resulting in parcels being returned to sender, which of course has a cost. There is no public transport available from Ashbourne to Dushaughlin either, compounding the problem to Ashbourne Residents.
Prior to the move, this service was handled by Ashbourne Post Office and given its location proved to be successful. Moving this service was ill-advised and never should have happened. I have duly written to An Post requesting a meeting in which I can address the concerns of residents directly with a view to reversing the move. I am await correspondence from An Post regarding my request and am thankful that this matter was brought to my attention.