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An Post Christmas stamp sales up 4% for first time in ten years. New products, design and marketing driving mail growth through Post Offices and online.
From letters to Santa, to gifts ideas and from Christmas cards to parcel delivery, An Post is all set to deliver Christmas.
- Sally Rooney, Liz Nugent, James Kavanagh & William Murray, Emilie Pine, Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen, Cora Staunton, Sarah Webb, Lynn Ruane, Roger O’Reilly, Diarmuid Johnson and Peter Donnelly among the winners
More than 3 in 4 (76%) Irish adults are preparing to shop the Black Friday sales this weekend with a third (32%) of bargain hunters expecting retailers to mark minimum 50% off their prices for the occasion.
14th November, 2018: An Post is preparing for its busiest Christmas ever, with parcel volumes up almost 50% on last year due to ever-increasing levels of online shopping and Black Friday sales activity expected to break all records.
13 November 2018: An Post, with the help of Ryan Tubridy, today revealed the new 2018 Christmas Stamp collection featuring Ireland’s favourite festive traditions. Featuring in the stamp series for the very first time are Christmas favourites including watching The Late Late Toy Show, Eating traditional Christmas Dinner and attending Midnight Mass, all of which were voted for by the people of Ireland.
DUBLIN, Ireland – Nov. 9, 2018 – Blackhawk Network, a global financial technology company, today confirmed that it has entered into an agreement, subject to regulatory approvals, to acquire the An Post subsidiary, Gift Voucher Shop (GVS), the company behind the One4all umbrella brand and the market leading multi-store gift card in Ireland, and the UK. The agreement places an enterprise value on GVS in the region of €100m.
Dublin, November 8th, 2018: An Post has issued two stamps to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, the official end of World War I (WWI) in which it is estimated that more than 50,000 Irish soldiers died.
Santa Experience coming to GPO Witness History from 1st December
Shortlist includes Donal Ryan, Anna Burns, Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen, Sally Rooney, Ryan Tubridy, Robert Ballagh, Liz Nugent, Graham Norton, Niall Breslin, Matt Cooper, Mary Robinson, Des Cahill, Emilie Pine, James Kavanagh & William Murray, Neven Maguire, Alan Titley, Donal Skehan, Rosemary Smith, Emma Hannigan, Sinéad Moriarty, Jo Spain and many more.
Dublin, Thursday October 18th, 2018: An history making General Election that saw the electoral breakthrough for national self-determination and the rights of women is celebrated this week in a new stamp set issued by An Post.
Dublin, Wednesday 10th October: An Post staff nationwide will observe a minute’s silence at 9.50 am this morning (Wednesday), in memory of their postal colleagues who lost their lives aboard the RMS Leinster 100 years ago on 10th October, 1918.
October 1st 2018: “Digital Assist is a Government funded service offering unique access for people to Government websites and information in ten post offices across the country,” stated Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten as he unveiled the first kiosk unit as part of the new ‘Digital Assist’ initiative today.
26/09/2018: An ambitious plan by An Post to eliminate carbon emissions from its letter and parcels business within a decade is being matched by a major growth in its parcels business and driven by the growth of online shopping.
24 September 2018: Avantcard has announced a partnership with An Post which will see it offering An Post branded personal loans and credits cards through the national post office network.
Today An Post unveils #ReadersWanted, a national campaign which celebrates the value and joy of reading and encourages everyone to pick up more books, more often. The campaign is in support of An Post’s sponsorship of the Irish Book Awards and runs across a breadth of channels including 48-sheet and 6-sheet outdoor sites, bus shelters, online, video and social media.
Sunday 16 September, 2018: An Post is pledging to eliminate carbon emissions from all its letter and parcels operations within a decade. In phase one of ‘An Post Eco Plan’, a new fleet of electric post vans and delivery tricycles will deliver zero carbon emissions in Dublin’s City Centre, between the Grand Canal on the city’s south side and the Royal canal on north side by the end of next year.
14th September, 2018: Post Insurance, the An Post subsidiary will sell FBD car insurance policies through its online, phone and post office channels. The announcement marks the latest addition to the Post Insurance suite of car, home, life, travel and pet insurance products and comes at a time of strong growth in the motor policy books and profitability of both businesses.
An Post have been selected by Oracle as overall winner of their 2018 Analytics Innovation - Global Excellence Award!
An Post today (Wednesday, 5th September) unveiled four €1 stamps titled Irish Scientific Discoveries at the international Schrodinger at 75 Conference organised by researchers of Trinity College Dublin and held in the National Concert Hall. The series of stamps highlight recent scientific discoveries made by scientists who work in pioneering research and development in Ireland.
28 August, 2018: An Post has published the location of 159 Post Offices where the serving Postmaster has opted to retire under the historic agreement concluded between An Post and the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU), and the neighbouring offices to where business will transfer, boosting their transaction levels and viability.
15 August, 2018: An Post is to invite applications for voluntary severance from managers and staff across all its corporate centre and support services next month.
An Post today (Monday 6th August) launched a series of four €1 stamps to mark the wide variety of activities which take place in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), contributing to life in Ireland for almost three centuries. Located in Ballsbridge, Dublin the RDS is known as a showgrounds, as an events venue, as a familiar Dublin landmark and home to Ireland’s Philanthropic Society.
2 August, 2018: An Post confirms today that as part of its Post Office Transformation Programme and €50m investment in the Post Office network, 161 postmasters have applied for the Company’s voluntary retirement package, resulting from the recent ground-breaking agreement with the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU).
1 August, 2018: Dog owners can now buy and renew their dog licence online at Licences.ie
Dublin, July 25th 2018: An Post is set to issue two new stamps to mark the historic visit of Pope Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in August.
July 13th, 2018: For generations, Dubliners could meet their ‘Honey’ at the GPO. That’s taking a whole new twist with a new set of honeycomb – shaped stamps celebrating Ireland’s native bees and a new colony about to take up residence at Ireland’s best known landmark.
An Post has signed a three year headline sponsorship agreement with the Irish Book Awards, heralding a new chapter in the history of one of Ireland’s most distinguished and popular literary events.
17 June, 2018: An Post hit the One Million milestone for parcels delivered through its thriving AddressPal service this weekend.
Ireland is on the move after a long cold winter and heading for the airport. That’s the clear finding of a survey carried by An Post that sought holiday locations, top tips and insights into the minds of the impending holidaymakers.
Thursday May 31st: An Post’s latest stamp celebrates the life of St. Kevin of Glendalough with the launch of a €1 stamp marking the 1,400th anniversary of the death of St. Kevin. The stamp was unveiled in Glendalough Visitor Centre, Co. Wicklow at the same time as the installation of “St. Kevin and the Blackbird” an artwork by Imogen Stuart & Tim O’Neill.
Dublin, Tuesday May 28th: While summer officially begins this week, it’s only 210 days to Christmas 2018 and the An Post elves are already preparing for their busiest time of year. An Post today launched a poll asking the Irish public to #PutYourStampOnIt and have their say on what Christmas moments they would most like to see on the 2018 Christmas Stamps.
24th May, 2018: Looking good for a fifty year old with the weight of centuries of tradition on its shoulders, young and mature pipers of Na Píobarí Uilleann rocked Dublin’s GPO this week to herald a new stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding.
Friday 11th May, 2018: An Post has welcomed the decision by members of the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) to accept the terms of an historic deal concluded between An Post and the IPU on the future of the Post Office Network.
10 May 2018: Primary and secondary school students gathered in Dublin’s GPO today at the National Awards Ceremony for this year’s An Post / INTO Handwriting Competition.
An Post announces plans for a radically modernized Post Office network following breakthrough deal with Postmasters
An Post has released its 2017 results following their approval by Cabinet this week.
April 5, 2018: An Post has today (Thursday) issued two stamps in recognition of the life and achievements of international statesmen and Nobel peace prize winners, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela.
Dublin 22/03/2018 A new service from An Post combines the power of e-commerce with our trusted mails network for the benefit of local business.
22 March 2018: An Post today issued a new €1.00 stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of Ireland’s largest teachers’ trade unions, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO). Founded in 1868 the INTO represents over 43,000 school teachers across the country. Designed by Dublin design studio Detail, the stamp depicts the words ‘Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’ as if handwritten by a child.
March 8th, 2018: To make sure your loved ones get a taste of home in time for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) An Post advises customers to get parcels into the post by this Saturday 10th March - to be sure of delivery to Europe, the USA and around the world. For the UK, best post by Tuesday 13th next. All Post Offices are open on Saturday (and every Saturday) until 1pm to offer posting advice and send care packages on their way to loved ones everywhere.
Impact of Weather Conditions on Mails and Post Office Services
7th March 2018: An Post today announced its pricing for 2018, effective from April 4th, 2018.
6th March, 2018: A new €1 stamp marking the centenary of the death of John Redmond marks the Wexford man’s place in the national story.
Don’t post it, Post it! That’s the message from An Post ahead of Valentine’s Day. With the last date for posting Valentine’s Day cards and letters fast approaching, an An Post survey reveals that romantic handwritten messages are the way to Irish hearts rather than oversharing on social media.
Friday 9th Feb, 2018: An Post reminds everyone that it’s time to get organised for Valentine’s Day and be ready to post early on Tuesday, for delivery next Wednesday, 14th February.
Dublin 25th January, 2018: Ireland’s latest definitive stamps, issued today (Thursday) will bring some of the nation’s most loved antiquities to a new audience.
Dublin, Friday, 19th January 2018: Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. today launched a series of four stamps from An Post to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the death of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.
18 January, 2018: Debbie Byrne has been appointed as Managing Director of An Post Retail, the new stand-alone business charged with securing a successful future for the Post Office Network by transforming and re-imagining the business and making it more relevant and useful to a broader range of customers.
Thursday 11th January, 2018: Birthplace of a revolution, palace of commerce and communications, beating heart of a city and post office. This year, Dublin and Ireland’s General Post Office reaches the 200th Anniversary of its opening, the oldest, still functioning postal headquarters in the world.
An Post delivered 1.74 million parcels in the five week lead-up to Christmas 2017 - an increase of 27% on the same period last year. This is the highest number of parcels ever delivered by An Post in a Christmas season.