Andrew Kelly Community and Post Office Candidate Dublin Central

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ANDREW KELLY, Community and Post Office Candidate Dublin Central, talks to John Healy about his campaign.

On his Facebook page he says: Dear Friends and supporters it is with mixed feelings that I make an important announcement regarding my campaign for election . As you know the campaign centred around the vital issue of the survival of the National Post Office network . I am delighted to announce that this government has bowed to common sense and the political pressure that was brought to bare by our campaign . The development plan that was published by Bobby Kerr last week will allow the Post Office to survive into the future , it guarantees that customers can continue to use the Post Office network in anyway that suits them . The former government policy of trying to force Post Office customers into the banking system has now been dropped . This represents a huge victory for all those who were concerned about the future of the Post Office Network . Securing the Post Office Network is vital for the most vulnerable in our society and we should celebrate this great achievement . However as part of a comprehensive agreement with this government all the Post Office and Community Candidates are required to step down from the upcoming General Election. It is with some regret that I have agreed to do so as I thoroughly enjoyed acting as an advocate for my community. However , I must be mindful of the longterm needs of my community and the wider Irish society . I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support during our campaign without which we could not have achieved this positive outcome . If I can be of any assistance in the future please do not hesitate to contact me .
Andrew Kelly
Postmaster Cabra .

Duration: 21'14" DATE: July 8, 2015
Interviewer:John Healy
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:Andrew Kelly
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Andrew Kelly, Post Office Candidate, Elections, Dublin Central
LocationDublin Central Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20150807_NST_002.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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