Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 2 October 2017
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As we know last week the government announced that over the next two years seven referenda will be held in this country including a referendum on the 8th amendment which is planned for May or June of next year.
Barrister and Irish times columnist Noel Whelan has taken issue with the plan, writing last Friday he said " this rollout of political referendums was a political stunt" and "nothing more than decoy politics". Noel Whelan and Josepha Madigan, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown discussed these issues with Sean O'Rourke this morning.
Postmasters Reject An Post Proposal
On Friday, An Post CEO David Mc Redmond was on this programme and he said the current number of post offices in operation across the country, currently standing at 1066 could drop to somewhere in the region of 700-900 in future.
Yesterday, the Irish Post Masters Union gathered in Athlone and voted to reject the new contract put forward by An Post to postmasters in recent weeks.
The Union’s General Secretary Ned O’Hara and Michael Healy Rae, Independent TD for Kerry and who himself is a postmaster discussed this with Sean O'Rourke this morning.