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# Stamp

This year
# Judo
Ukraine issue Banksy postage stamp to mark first anniversary of war
It depicts a young judoka representing Ukraine knocking down a grown man.
All time
# Tom Moore
Captain Tom Moore gets special Royal Mail postmark to celebrate 100th birthday
The Second World War veteran has raised more than £28 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden.
# signed sealed delivered
You need to send letters by these dates so that they arrive before Christmas
If you’re sending letters to the USA, Australia or Asia, you’ll have to send them this week to make sure they get there on time.
# Price hike
An Post made €8m profit last year - and a 'large part' of it is due to the €1 stamp
The new, higher price brought in €60 million for An Post last year.
# Jim Fitzpatrick
Irish Che Guevara artist: 'Criticism is to be expected from the usual quarters'
The artist who created the iconic Che Guevara print says he’s “immensely proud” of his artwork, and says many misunderstand the Cuban revolutionary.
# cuban outrage
Some Cubans are outraged with Ireland's 'offensive' Che Guevara stamp
The 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary’s death has been honoured with a commemorative stamp today.
# Stamp
An Post marks Che Guevara's 50th anniversary with new commemorative stamp
The stamp will feature the famous artwork of Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpartrick
# commemorative
An Post stamp marks 50th anniversary of free secondary education
The stamp features two students from the largest second level school in the country.
# Trainspotting
Four lovely train stations feature on our new stamps
Did your local railway station make the cut?
# express yourself
From starting to paint in his 30s to de-stress, this Irishman's art is now on stamps in Australia
Fin Dac didn’t discover his love for painting until he went through a particularly hard time in his personal life during his 30s.
# post offices
Now €1: The cost of a stamp has gone up by 39%
An Post’s CEO said previously that the increase was both “absolutely necessary” and “very good value”.
# suspended
Stade Français wing Raisuqe gets 10-week ban for this stamp
The Fijian served a 15-week suspension last season for a gouge on CJ Stander.
# An Post
Cost of a stamp to rise from 72 cent to €1
An Post has said the cost still represents “very good value”.
# lions led by donkeys
An Post launch new stamp to mark centenary of the Somme
The stamps are now available at main post offices and online.
# Video
Lionel Messi was the victim of this nasty stamp last night
Luis Enrique claimed the match officials had failed to “make sure this is football and not American football”.
# Lucky Boy
Somehow this deliberate stamp in New Zealand only warranted a yellow card
Ross Geldenhuys can count himself seriously lucky.
# Discipline
France wing Yoann Huget might be in major trouble for this stamp
The video evidence doesn’t look good for the Toulouse wide man.
# Stamp
'It's meant to be football, not UFC' - Neymar furious at this Gary Medel stamp
Medel says Brazil’s star was guilty of “theatre” in last night’s London friendly.
# In the dock
Leinster's Jack McGrath cited for alleged stamp during Ulster clash
The loosehead prop faces an independent Pro12 hearing later this week.
# An Post
Taoiseach's office had to confirm that 'Éire' would NOT be removed from Irish stamps in 1982
Questions were asked whether An Post should be given an “entirely free hand” in the designing of stamps.
# dangerous ground
Ireland refuse to criticise Georgian flanker for foot on Ryan's face
Viktor Kolelishvili’s boot made contact with the eye of Ireland’s debutant back row.
# Lucky Boy
Ireland run riot but was Kolelishvili lucky to escape punishment for this stamp?
It mattered little in the grand scheme of things, mind.
# Prime Numbers
Aldi, gardaí, and Clare Daly: The week in numbers
Plus: how much does the new baby elephant calf at Dublin Zoo weigh?
# suspended
Sharks' forward banned for three weeks after Super Rugby face stamp
Jean Deysel had his suspension reduced due to a good record, ‘genuine remorse’ and an apology to his opponent.
# Video
Rugby player sent off for stamping on opponent's face
Jean Deysel faces a heavy suspension after appearing to deliberately harm an opponent.
# In the clear
Relief for David Meyler as he escapes FA Cup final ban for 'stamp' on Januzaj
The midfielder is now available for the May 17th clash with Arsenal.
# red card
Munster-bound Robin Copeland sent off for stamping on Liam Williams' head
The Cardiff Blues No.8 may have played his last game for the Welsh club.
# Marching orders
Tomas O'Leary sent off for stamping a Wasp as London Irish cling on
The former Munster scrum-half was sent to an early bath for ‘use of the boot’ on James Haskell.
# stamp of approval
Zlatan is getting his own set of stamps in Sweden
“I mostly get bills and it is seldom they have nice stamps,” says Zlatan. “Maybe it will change now.”
# headwrecker
Gloucester prop to miss Munster Heineken Cup clash after stamp ban
Namibian flanker Jacques Burger, who was on the receiving end, had ‘no hard feelings’ towards the prop.
# mad dog
Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'
“It’s water under the bridge now,” said tour manager Andy Irvine. “Move on.”
# Lions 2013
Aussies start #JusticeforHorwill campaign as Wallaby captain awaits fate
The lock will not learn if he will miss the Third Test with the Lions until Tuesday morning [Australian time].
# deep impact
'What James Horwill did was far from an accident' - Shane Byrne
The former Lions hooker expects the Australia captain to miss out on the Third Test with a playing ban.
# An Post
Here's what the JFK 50 stamps look like...
The two stamps feature pictures taken during the President’s historic four-day visit to Ireland in 1963.
# 224 Words
Ireland's newest stamp features an entire short story
The short story was written by Dublin teenager Eoin Moore.
# Stamp
6 Nations disciplinary panel: O'Driscoll stamp 'a spontaneous act born out of frustration'
The stamp was intentional, deliberate, grave and merited a red a card, the disciplinary hearing found.
# Six Nations
The 'stamp' that saw Brian O'Driscoll sin-binned in possibly his last game for Ireland
Wayne Barnes sent O’Driscoll to the bin as Ireland limped through the first half against Italy.
# clear as mud
Declan Kidney: We were told that Cian Healy is suspended this weekend
The simple matter of suspending the Irish prop for a stamp has become very murky.
# stampy
VIDEO: Cian Healy could be in big trouble for this stamp
The prop’s actions caused a massive dust-up at Lansdowne Road.
# EU2013
Here's how the commemorative stamp for Ireland's EU presidency looks
Old school.