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Hundreds take to the streets to protest against the closure of An Post's Little Island mail centre

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22.07.2019

HUNDREDS of protestors marched through the streets of Cork city today to protest the proposed closure of the Cork Mail Centre in Little Island.

The closure will affect around 240 people.

Staff at the mail centre set up an action group to defend their jobs after An Post announced the closure last month.

Postal workers march in protest against the proposed closure by An Post of its distribution centre in Little Island.

Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger

Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger

The group, named the Cork Mail Centre Action Group (CMCAG), organised today’s protest which saw hundreds march from Grand Parade to the GPO behind a banner reading ‘Save Our Mail Centre - Save Our Jobs’.

Chants of “Simon Coveney and Fine Gael, our jobs are not for sale” and “don’t trust An Post” rang out through the crowd as they marched.

Paul Foran has worked in the mail centre for the past 16 years.

Members of the Mallow Postal Branch out in support of the postal workers march.

Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger

Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger

Speaking today, he said the decision to close the centre was........

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