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# postal service

Last year
2022
# Inflation
The cost of stamps has gone up by 15 cent
International stamps have gone up 20 cent.
All time
# postal service
US Postal Service halts changes blamed for slowing delivery until after the November election
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been under intense pressure from Congress amid the reforms he has been implementing.
# US election 2020
Nancy Pelosi calls House of Representatives back from summer break to vote on protecting the postal vote
US President Donald Trump blocked funds to the US Postal Service amid concerns about the delays to the postal voting system.
# 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.
# Delivery
An Post issues tender for uniforms and safety boots for its 6,750 staff
An Post said the design of the uniforms will not change.
# post offices
Naughten says complete shutdown of postal services was 'undeniable' before retirement package plan
The CEO of An Post told an Oireachtas Committee today that it is vital now that more government services are offered at post offices to strengthen the network.
# postal service
After a garda probe and potential cyber breach, CityPost is headed for liquidation
Creditors have moved to wind up the An Post challenger after a tumultuous 12 months for the firm.
# An Post
Cost of a stamp to rise from 72 cent to €1
An Post has said the cost still represents “very good value”.
# No Limit
There will soon be no cap on the price An Post can charge you for a stamp
Such a move is necessary to protect the daily postal service in operation nationwide, the minister responsible claimed today.
# return to sender
An Post says man sending 'puzzle' mail is 'a postal champion'
But they have a stern warning for people too…
# return to sender
Will this get delivered? One man is testing An Post's problem-solving skills
Your move, postal service.
# special delivery
Bring these Irish animation stamps to life with your smartphone
The stamps feature well-known Irish animations like ‘Roy’ and ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’.
# postal service
Government must modernise An Post says Dáil motion
Reports last week said the post office network could lose the Social Protection contract, but the Department says that isn’t happening.
# Postcodes
Government to open up new postcode database to businesses – at a cost
The new system will give each address, including individual apartments in one building, their own unique code.
# conjecture
Confess? Armstrong may not have much to gain
Betsy Andreu has dismissed a potential confession from Armstrong as self-serving and too late.
# Ground control to...
Want to write to the International Space Station? Here's the address...
Astronaut Don Pettit has figured out his postal address in case you want to send* him a letter. *It may never get there.
# Postcodes
Postcodes could be on the way as postal reform bill clears Oireachtas
The Communications Regulation (Postal Service) Bill was passed last night – clearing the way for a postcode system.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you taken your money out of Ireland's banks?
An Post is gaining a bigger share of Ireland’s savings market as savers move their money from banks. Have you?
# Every Cloud...
An Post benefits from the troubles in Ireland's banks
The semi-state company has taken in over €5 billion in savings deposits since the economic crisis began.
# An Post
Almost 2,000 An Post workers will leave by 2015
However, the employees’ union says the reduction in numbers will only be achieved by voluntary leaving.