As reported by the Dublin Gazette back in February, the development of a new post office in Blackrock is currently underway.

Now, Dublin Gazette understands that the muchly anticipated amenity will open on May 1, 2019.

Local Sinn Fein politician, Grainne Ferris said: “I have been advised by Angus Laverty, Public Affairs Manager, An Post, that work is underway at the new Blackrock post office; he hopes that the new post office will now open on May 1.

“Mr Laverty asked me to convey An Post’s apologies to their customers for the long wait.

“So, whilst it has been a longer wait than originally anticipated, it is very welcome news that finally the end looks to be in sight for the local community in Blackrock who desperately want their local post office to be re-opened asap.

“I was sorry to see the post office move from the village to a shopping centre and it has now been too long finding a permanent home,” says local Fianna Fail councillor Mary Hanafin.

“The disruption has been difficult for older people particularly and I sincerely hope that this welcome new opening is the final move.”