Opposition TDs believe its future is hanging by a thread.
Junior Minister Robert Troy is defending the government's record on maintaining postal services in Ireland.
He was responding to a private members bill from the Rural Independent Group on the future of An Post.
A number of speakers, including Laois/Offaly TD Carol Nolan, say its future is hanging by a thread.
Longford/Westmeath Fianna Fáil deputy Troy believes the government is doing all it can to diversify the company: