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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# An Post

All time
# Postal Vote
Poll: When was the last time you sent a letter or a card to family and friends?
A major report has revealed the poor health of the post office network.
# Careful Now
'That's mad, Ted': An Post aiming to meet Father Ted demand as two months of stamp orders made in two days
The Father Ted stamps have proven to be a bona fide hit.
# Ah go on
An Post launches four stamps to commemorate 25 years of Father Ted
A survey by An Post indicated that ‘Hell’, ’Speed 3’, and ‘Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse’ were people’s favourite episodes.
# Across the water
All mail across Ireland and England will be stamped with Jack Charlton's name for the next three weeks
It is the first time An Post and Royal Mail have come together on a collaboration.
# check in
Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning
Family members can request for a local postman/woman to check in on someone cocooning.
# Delivery
This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country
Simon Harris says there is a lot of misinformation out there about the guidelines.
# free delivery
Postmen and women will be checking in and offering a helping hand to the elderly and vulnerable
A new service will also mean they will now take parcels and letters and deliver them for free.
# social distancing
Later post delivery expected as An Post staggers worker starting times
An Post is also asking customers to not bring children to post offices, if possible.
# get writing
Every household to be given two free postcards by An Post
The cards don’t need a stamp and are free to send to anywhere on the island of Ireland.
# Coronavirus
An Post asks people to include letterbox, doorbell and door handles in 'regular cleaning and disinfecting routine'
CEO David McRedmond, meanwhile, said the company has been ‘scouring everywhere’ for a supply of hand sanitiser.
# special measures
An Post extends opening times and brings in special measures to lower coronavirus risk to customers and staff
A stamp price increase has also been delayed.
# Courts
Postal worker whose family was subject of attempted tiger kidnapping brings damages against An Post
Three masked raiders bearing firearms tied up Susan Byrne and her husband in October 2011, the court heard.
# Decline
Poll: When was the last time you visited a post office?
There are currently 952 post offices in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you post a letter?
The price of stamps will increase on 19 March.
# That'll be €1.10
The price of stamps is increasing by 10c next month
The prices of the stamps will increase on 19 March.
# precautions
An Post suspends all mail to China as coronavirus outbreak spreads
There have been no cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland.
# sending it
An Post is looking at buying products in bulk to prepare for Brexit
An Post CEO David McRedmond has big plans on ID verification services, and hopes to “leapfrog the banks”.
# the postal service
People sent €1m more letters this Christmas - and there's been a surge in popularity of care packages 
“There’s life yet in letters,” An Post CEO David McRedmond told
# retail and services
Pack to the future: Inside An Post's shiny new parcel hub
The semi-state is just getting started as it plots its long-term plan.
# Irish book awards
Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards
Here are this year’s winners.
# donate your data
An Post launches mobile data sharing network to help support homeless community
The Shared Network will give out 2,000 SIM cards to homeless organisations next week.
# page turners
Jamie Heaslip, Richie Sadlier and Eoin Larkin nominated for Sports Book of the Year
A six-strong shortlist has been revealed, with works about Seamus Darby, the Skibbereen Rowing Club and the Dublin Marathon also included.
# Gender Equality
An Post promises to reduce 3.7% gender pay gap
A new report found that 73% of An Post management staff are male.
# Philatelist Lynott
Two new stamps mark 50 years of Thin Lizzy
Queues formed at the GPO earlier for fans to get their hands on the new stamps.
# Dublin
An Taisce appeals to block installation of temporary banners for visitor centre at front of GPO
Dublin City Council granted permission for the banners in June.
# return to sender
New study shows that the average person in Ireland sends just two or three letters per month
ComeReg conducted a study on Irish postal users.
# ignore and delete
An Post issues warning over scam text messages
An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised.
# An Post
Brexit won't affect how you send letters, but your consumer rights for UK purchases may change
Minister of State Helen McEntee was in Portlaoise Mail Centre today to monitor preparations.
# retail and services
An Post is planning a promo blitz to give the main banks a run for their money
The postal service provider’s rebranded financial services unit forms part of a wider group rejig.
# An Post
Game of Thrones author George R R Martin receives An Post book award in Dublin
Previous award winners include David Walliams and Jilly Cooper.
# Libraries
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps
The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.
# An Post
'Our network is under attack': Postmasters warn post offices could close over new TV licence plans
An Post has said TV licence payments represent an “essential income stream” for postmasters.
# Moon Landing
An Post acknowledges Irish spelling error on commemorative moon stamps
The series of stamps featured four Nasa astronauts with Irish ancestry.
# Limerick City
Limerick GPO's mosaic tiles and façade will be removed despite people's objections
A member of the public said “to lose it would be a disservice to the memory of Limerick City’s daily life”.
# little island
'It's a devastating blow': Cork mail centre to shut down with 216 job losses
“We’re transitioning from a world of letters to a world of parcels,” CEO David McRedmond said.
# suspended
An Post suspends deliveries to Tallaght estate after spate of anti-social behaviour and threats
There have been calls for additional garda resources in the area.
# An Post
Dublin postal drivers seek injunction to prevent expulsion from union
The drivers are being asked to resign from the IWU in order to allow it to merge with Unite.
# Address Point
'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help
The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.
# postal depot
Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA'
Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today.
# retail and services
How An Post enlisted a fictional, time-poor millennial to create its fancy €5m logo
The decades-old company is hoping to become more relevant to a younger target market.