Irish speakers wanted for the GPO

Published: 23 September 1913

With the steady growth of the numbers of letters that are being addressed in Irish, so the problem of exclusively Anglophone postal staff has become apparent. To address the problem the Postal Authorities have announced that five new positions are to be created specifically for Irish speakers who can work with post addressed in the language. Previously this task has been the responsibility of one man in the GPO. Those appointed will be given the status of civil servant, a move it seems, that is designed to attract applications from rurally based auxiliary postmen who would not normally have access to such a pensionable position.

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