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Sunday 4 December 2016

Cash shortage in Post Office leaves locals queuing for over 'three hours'

Crisis

Crowds outside Ballymun post office which had problems with access to money.
Pic:Mark Condren
29.10.2015
Crowds outside Ballymun post office which had problems with access to money. Pic:Mark Condren 29.10.2015

DOZENS of people were forced to queue outside a Dublin post office amid fears that it would run out of money.

As they waited in line customers of the Ballymun post office were warned that the post office could run out of cash due to a problem accessing the safe.

A spokesman for An Post said that staff had trouble opening a safe in the post office early in the day and took the precaution of warning people that they could be facing a cash shortage.

The post office will re-open on Monday in a new location because the shopping centre is closing its doors.

The post office will now be located in the nearby Supervalu on Main Street, Ballymun.

Leaving

Jacqueline Gurr (22) and her son Tyler abandoned the queue after they had been there for two hours.

"I was here for two hours this morning [Thursday], there's been a queue since then," she said. "I ended up leaving because the queue wasn't moving. I came back after 12pm . . . but there's been people here queuing for three hours," she added.

An Post said that the delay in opening the safe was unconnected to the relocation of the post office.

"We would like to apologise to anyone who was inconvenienced as a result of the delay," the An Post spokesman said. "Unfortunately, it was just one of those things."

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