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Go home lady.

Nothing to send here.

Anna McHugh of An Post writes:

Due to industrial action in mails processing centres by staff of supplier company IO Systems who are members of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU), An Post greatly regrets to advise customers NOT to post any mail items, with immediate effect, today Friday. Also, as a result of this industrial action, there will be no mail collections from businesses today, Friday.

Mail deliveries are operating as normal today (Friday). A small number of letters were not processed last night due to the industrial action between IO Systems and the CWU.

An Post greatly regrets this inconvenience to our customers and urges the parties involved to resolve their differences through the normal industrial relations procedures.



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O'Donovan Rossa stamp


Feargal Purcell writes:

An Post’s new 70c stamp marking the centenary of Pádraig Pearse’s historic speech at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa was today unveiled in Rosscarbery, Co Cork by John Whelpley, great-grandson of Jerimiah O’Donovan Rossa.

Designed by Red&Grey Design, the stamp features a graveside photograph of Pádraig from the Keogh Collection at the National Library and may be viewed or purchased at our website [link below], at main post offices and the GPO Dublin. A limited edition First Day Cover envelope is also available….




Seona O’Fegan

“Through my work as a Postmistress, every day I listen to and discuss the concerns and needs of people. What I hear very strongly is a need for greater Government support for vibrant communities, where people can access the essential services they require and can do their day-to-day business.
As a candidate I am not just about the Post Office. If elected, I will work for stronger policy, and more investment, in each of the areas that make communities vibrant – schools, health services, transport and jobs.”

Seona O’Fegan who is standing as a Post Office candidate in Galway West. She is the Postmistress at Barna and Fr. Griffin Road Post Offices in Galway city.


Postmasters launch election campaign with first candidate (Irish Examiner)

(Pat Moore/Photocall Ireland)

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Launched today.

The An Post W.B Yeats commemorative stamp.

Feargal Purcell writes:

Designed by Irish design company Detail, the stamp is based on an iconic image of the poet from London’s National Portrait Gallery by photographer George C Beresford.

Accompanying the stamp issue is a beautiful First Day Cover (FDC) containing well-loved and remembered lines from the poem ‘Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’.

‘I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’


Irish Stamps (An Post)


Answers revealed below

Spiderlegs writes:

“A guy I know has been putting An Post to the test by mailing random objects and making them solve puzzles to get the correct address. Amazingly, they seem to get it right almost every time.”


Dice.  Delivered two days later.


Mobius strip. Not delivered.


Clear plastic with address. Not delivered.


Crossword puzzle address. Delivered.


Letter with jigsaw address. Delivered with ‘a polite note explaining why they opened it’.


Address using pop-up mechanism. Delivered the next morning.

More at link below.

G’wan the An Post, in fairness.

This Blog Delivers

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From top: Give Up Your Aul Sins; Nelly & Nora; The Secret of Kells and Roy

New stamps from An Post celebrating Irish animation created by Dublin-based Vermillion Design.

And the first to feature Augmented Reality technology.


Feargal Purcell writes:

In a first for An Post,when scanned by a Smartphone with the CEE App installed*, a specially produced film featuring Roy, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, The Secret of Kells and Nelly & Nora, and other animated works can be seen. The film was produced by IFB [Irish Film Board],  Animation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland…

Stamps available here

CEE app installed here or at iTunes here

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Stormont, January 22, 1964.

When they met it was moider.

Eimear Breen writes:

The 50th Anniversary of an historic meeting between then Taoiseach Sean Lemass and the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O’Neill is marked today with the release, by An Post, of a commemorative stamp.
The groundbreaking meeting took place in utmost secrecy in January 1965 and marked the first invitation to an Irish Taoiseach to take part in official talks with the Northern Ireland Prime Minister. The event was a brave venture in North-South relations and began a thaw in relations between the two states. A return visit took place in Dublin in February of that year.
The 68c stamp, designed by Red&Grey Design of Dublin. The stamp can be purchased in Dublin’s GPO or online here.


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Professor De Selby writes:

“As in now the traditional accompaniment to any new stamp issue the esteemed members of the Philatetic advisory panel have in their wisdom issued an accompanying stamp in order that they might celebrate a meeting of feline minds such as occurred analogous to the historic meetings of Sirs Lemass and O’Neill. It is known that the descendants of two famous ‘internet’ cats did meet in front of Stormont on that very day, they did not get on and there was much hissing, such as it is.”


Wait! What?

No chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

No Jack Frost nipping at your nose??

An Post writes:

Our An Post Christmas TV advert is about how we remember family and friends at Christmas. It highlights the fact that when we make the effort to write and post our Christmas cards, the emotional rewards for both sender and receiver are enormous.

The TV advert features the song ‘The Christmas Waltz’ and was shot in locations around Dublin and Wicklow.

The music track is called ‘The Christmas Waltz’, vocals by Lisa Hannigan and is available to purchase on Bandcamp. All profits raised from the sale of the track will go directly to Simon Community to help tackle homelessness in Ireland.

Now, giant Anglo-Saxon supermarket chains, that’s how you do a Christmas ad.


Link to Bandcamp is now working. Donate here.