West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals


Published: 12 December, 2014

Pat Doherty MP and Michaela Boyle MLA visited Royal Mail's Strabane sorting office on Friday morning to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to the local postal workers at their busiest time of year.

The Sinn Féin delegation were shown around the office by the Delivery Office Manager, Seamus Kelly, and were introduced to the postal staff who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas.

Mr Doherty said,

"It was great to meet the staff at Royal Mail's Strabane office and see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.

"Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and help to deliver Christmas for many people and families in our area. I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period."

Ms Boyle added,

"Our postal staff play a hugely important role in the local community. Not only do they make their way in sometimes atrocious weather conditions to deliver our letters and parcels but for many vulnerable people who live alone in rural areas ,their postman is the only daily contact they have with other people.

"Sometimes we can take the post for granted but it must be remembered that these people work long hours and fulfil a vital role in our community. We'd like to remind locals to post early. The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are: Second Class - Thursday 18th December First Class - Saturday 20th December Special Delivery - Tuesday 23rd December".