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# return-to-sender - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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.

# return-to-sender - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Explainer: Britain has triggered Article 50 - but is it reversible?

It depends who you ask – but here’s what the experts think…

# return-to-sender - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Parcel Motel user who received wrong package used Facebook to track down rightful owner

Eleanor O’Farrell had trouble finding her own parcel.

# return-to-sender - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

A letter a Frenchman sent to his mother in 1870 has turned up in Australia

Balloon mail was the only way communications from Paris could reach the rest of France during the Prussian siege.

# return-to-sender - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?

The Standards in Public Office Commission dictates what they can and can’t be used for.

# return-to-sender - Monday 28 December, 2015

Here are the most talked about letters of 2015

From the desks of Enda Kenny, Taylor Swift and a teenager with two dads, to name a few.

# return-to-sender - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here is yet more proof that Irish postmen are miracle workers Return To Sender

Here is yet more proof that Irish postmen are miracle workers

“Don’t know full address only he sings like Neil Diamond.”

# return-to-sender - Friday 10 July, 2015

This man is still testing An Post and they're coming up trumps

An Post managed to deliver knitted post. Knitted post?

# return-to-sender - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

The future of Irish post offices has very little to do with post

Around 48% of post offices account for just 12% of total business.

# return-to-sender - Saturday 6 June, 2015

An Post says man sending 'puzzle' mail is 'a postal champion'

But they have a stern warning for people too…

# return-to-sender - Thursday 4 June, 2015

# return-to-sender - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

# return-to-sender - Monday 6 October, 2014

Did you buy an Opel this year? You've been told not to drive it

New Corsas, Adams or Corsavans registered since February have been recalled.

# return-to-sender - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Anti-water charge protesters say 'don't register' - Irish Water says it'll cost you

Irish Water said those who do not register will face a default tariff of €424 a year.

# return-to-sender - Friday 29 August, 2014

Does this belong to you? Appeal for owner of cherished photo

The Bray People newspaper are eager to track down the owner and return the photograph.

# return-to-sender - Sunday 2 March, 2014

This is the letter the HSE is sending to ask people if they've emigrated...

The HSE says in the letter that it is mindful that due to the “changed economic situation” that many cardholders may no longer be living here.

# return-to-sender - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 unusual items that have been lost in the Irish post Snail Mail

9 unusual items that have been lost in the Irish post

50,000 items end up in An Post’s returned letters centre in Limerick each week. Yes, there are sex toys.

# return-to-sender - Friday 7 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Bank of America offers credit card to a woman by calling her a 'slut' Bankers

Bank of America offers credit card to a woman by calling her a 'slut'

You’ve got mail, and you’re also sexually promiscuous.

# return-to-sender - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Australia has booted out almost 1,000 Irish nationals for overstaying their welcome

The figures for the last three years, shows that on average an Irish person is deported almost every day for visa breaches.

# return-to-sender - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

5 sporting Christmas cards that probably weren't sent this year

But would have made sense if they were.

# return-to-sender - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

IOC receives Lance Armstrong's Olympic medal

The return of the medal marks “the end of a sad chapter for the sport,” they say.

# return-to-sender - Friday 13 September, 2013

Lance Armstrong returns Olympic bronze medal

The disgraced former Tour legend has yet more room on his mantlepiece today.

# return-to-sender - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

So, a statement for Irish language mag ended up in Macau, China

A letter destined for Belfast ended up in Macau, China. Totally understandable.

# return-to-sender - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge These coffins might cheer you up Designs On Death This post contains images

These coffins might cheer you up

Show in London displays burial caskets which put a twist on the final departure.