An Post suspends mail deliveries to Tallaght estate

AN POST has suspended mail deliveries to a Tallaght estate following a “number of incidents involving threats to the safety and security of staff”.

This morning, An Post notified its customers in Mac Uilliam that it had suspended mail deliveries and that arrangements had been made for customers to pick up their mail at An Post's delivery service unit beside The Square. 

USESE corner of MacUilliam estate

Mac Uilliam estate 

In a statement to The Echo, a spokesperson for An Post said: “An Post have been forced to suspend mail services to the Mac Uilliam Estate in Tallaght following a number of incidents involving threats to the safety and security of staff.

“An Post has a clear duty of care to our staff and cannot allow a situation where our staff are put at risk in any way.”

The spokesperson added: “This morning we have informed customers in the area of what is happening and why and also provided them with details of the alternatives we have put in place.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers and hope to resume deliveries as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Dublin South West TD Sean Crowe (Sinn Fein) said he was “deeply concerned” at the development, and has since spoken with Garda chiefs in Tallaght. 

“This is a serious development and requires a proactive Garda response”, Deputy Crowe said.

“A small minority cannot be allowed to disrupt vital services for an entire community.

“This suspension will undoubtedly hurt the elderly, the vulnerable and those who have mobility problems.”

He added: “I have asked that An Post sit down formally with the local Garda authorities to try and resolve this impasse and hope that this can happen as soon as possible.

“I also believe that South Dublin County Council, Garda authorities and State agencies including public representatives needs to sit down collectively and agree on actions following this development.”

Customers have been advised to collect their mail at An Post's service delivery unit at The Square Industrial Complex. 

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