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This afternoon.

An Post said that many items posted in Ireland during December for delivery outside the country “are still in transit through airports and sea ports”.

But that’s not all…

….consumers are complaining not just about international parcels and deliveries.

There are reports of letters being posted from one Dublin address to another Dublin address taking up to a month to be delivered.

Numerous An Post customers have contacted RTÉ News to report severe delays in having post delivered within Ireland, with the delays appearing to have hit not just parcels but letters too…


An Post warns customers may be waiting weeks for parcels (RTÉ)



Andrew McGinley and his now deceased children Conor, Carla and Darragh; boxes of correspondence sent to Andrew


Andrew McGinley, whose three children were found dead in their Dublin home in January, is continuing to receive correspondence following an appeal for letters last Friday.

He wrote that he was struggling with isolation and appealed for letters.

This morning, he tweeted a fresh picture of boxes from An Post containing hundreds of letters, and said:

“Is it too late to set up a rota for writing to me??? Thank you all. This has been so uplifting for me and I will read every one of them.”

In fairness.

Previously: ‘I Possibly Should Have Thought This Through’

Can You Write To Andrew?

This afternoon.

A new set of stamps celebrating the Irish Abroad designed by Dublin-based ZeroG is now available.

Via An Post:

Three of the stamps feature common themes of emigration: a photo of people gathering in ‘The Galtymore Dancehall’ in Cricklewood, London showing the importance of Irish Centres and Irish hubs to the emigrant community.

An image of suitcases at Dublin Airport (1969) capturing the common experience of people leaving Ireland.

A detail from the painting ‘Emigrants letter and envelope, 1988’ by Geraldine O’Reilly representing communication with home and the importance of staying in touch.

Two other ‘N’ stamps feature a gallery of Irish people who have made an impact on the world from the 1800s right up to the present, each of whom has emigrated and made a contribution in their own sphere of excellence: Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (Scientist), Richard Harris (Actor) and Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (Musician) and Edna O’Brien (Author), Fr. Michael J Kelly (Priest/Aid Worker) and Mary Elmes (Humanitarian) featuring on another stamp.

An Post

A 2015 stamp from An Post celebrating Irish animation created by Dublin-based Vermillion Design

I gladly repeeled, recycled and reused a number of unfranked stamps received over the Christmas period.

I’m thrilled that the little postage stamp gets another outing and hopefully brings joy to its recipient.

As more post offices are closing in our areas, the unfranked stamp can come in handy. We are all about recycling these days. We are being encouraged to reuse our coffee cups, our plastic bags, so why not add to the list the humble stamp.

Angela O’Doherty,
Dublin 3.

Fair enough.

Unfranked stamps (Irish Times letters page)

This afternoon.

At the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Ireland’s fly-half Johnny Sexton and Ireland’s rugby head coach Joe Schmidt – pictured with Chief Executive of An Post and David McRedmond (third pic) – were revealed as the faces of a two-stamp set celebrating Irish rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The €1 limited edition stamps were created by Irish design house Zinc Design Consultants and are on sale at post offices, Dublin’s GPO and online at irishstamps.ie.


Pics: Maxwell Photography