Covid related absences are causing delays and shutdowns with local post services.
With a major surge in infections and close contact notifications, many sectors are finding it difficult to staff full services.
An Post says the staffing shortage is mainly affecting its mail and parcels network in rural Ireland.
Local Senator and Postmaster, Micháel Carrigy says a shortage of post workers in Longford is resulting in delivery delays.
Senator Carrigy says staff who've finished isolation or who are recovered from infection will be working over the weekend to tackle backlogs: