— An Post (@Postvox) February 12, 2018
Last night: Hot Mail
GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Conradh na Gaeilge members demonstrate their support for “the protection of essential services for Gaeltacht communities.”
Conradh na Gaeilge are seeking a meeting with An Post, with the Minister for Communications and with the Minister for the Gaeltacht to ensure that An Post will “not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of their current redundancy process, and to see that Gaeltacht communities will not be denied essential services through Irish”.
The postmaster in Drumshanbo [County Leitrim] on a rainy day…
Judith Goldberger writes:
Bizarre letter from An Post sent to my neighbour who has moved. Is this the new definition of a Facebook Post?
Jeez. It's not stopping. Facebook now down $95 billion.
"Greater than the total market value of such companies as Qualcomm ($85b), Starbucks ($81b), Costco ($80b), CVS ($66b) and FedEx ($63b)." pic.twitter.com/eKarlmSdLe
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) March 28, 2018
Feargal Purcell writes:
The stamp, designed by 2b:creative, features a statue of Our Lady that stands in the Oratory of the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin. Bishop Martin, who is Roman Catholic Primate of All Ireland purchased the statue in 2015, when he led a pilgrimage from Armagh and Belfast to Fatima in preparation for the centenary of the apparitions.
The International stamp (€1.35), along with a specially designed First day Cover envelope, is available from main post offices, from the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online at The First Day Cover includes a quote from the sixth and final apparition at Fatima.
Earlier: Ebay Guevara
Angus Lavery writes:
A famous revolutionary of Irish descent and the artwork by an Irish artist that became one of the world’s great iconic images, all come together in a stamp which has just been issued by An Post.
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the quintessential left-wing revolutionary was killed in South America in 1967. An Post has chosen the 50th anniversary of his death to issue the stamp featuring the famous image of ‘Che’ by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
The stamp (€1), designed by Red&Grey, is based on Jim Fitzpatrick’s artwork, which appears on t shirts, posters, badges and clothing worldwide and is now rated among the world’s top 10 most iconic images.
Finally, in fairness.
Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 just now.
(Thanks Oisín Kane)
I’m making contact from the An Post Communications Department about the ‘One Job’ post by Chompsky at 12:26pm today.
Rather than being an error, as per the ‘One Job’ caption, a member of the public has peeled away the vinyl advertisement and replaced it, upside down, on the An Post meter box. This has been pointed out in one of the comments below the post by an observant/sensible reader of broadsheet.ie
Meter boxes are An Post property for the collection of Meter Post (from businesses) in that area. So, we consider this activity at best a nuisance and at worst, vandalism, as it’s a cost to our business – in putting it to rights again – which it will be, by tomorrow morning.
While we appreciate knowing about this, we’d rather not give oxygen to, or encourage the defacing of our post and meter boxes….
Eimear Breen writes:
A new stamp issued by An Post today marks the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch sporting hero, lawyer, political party leader and two term Taoiseach.
John “Jack” Lynch was born on 15 August, 1917. A Cork based barrister and politician, he served two terms as Taoiseach of Ireland, from 1966 to 1973 and from 1977 to 1979. Lynch first came to prominence locally as an exceptional sportsman, winning a very impressive 10 senior county championship hurling medals.
This commemorative stamp (€1) was designed by Vermillion Design and is available, with a very collectable First Day Cover, and both are available at main post offices, at the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online at link below…
NO brown envelopes.