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An Post/INTO Handwriting Competition 2016


The 2016 An Post/INTO Handwriting Competition has had another huge year with schools nationwide taking part. The challenge was met by pupils with 65,000 postal entries from primary and secondary schools around the country for the second year in a row.

GPO Witness History red postbox campaign


Dublin’s streetscape turns red today at selected locations around the capital for An Post’s “GPO Witness History” campaign, a major new 1916 centenary initiative which turns back time to tell the story of the Rising from the unique perspective of local, heritage postboxes that stood in silent witness to the dramatic events of the time – and ever since.

Shop online to your post office - everyone needs an AddressPal


3 March 2016: Tired of not being able to buy that sought after item because the company doesn’t ship to Ireland? Well, AddressPal is the perfect solution; it’s An Post’s new service for online shoppers available from today (Thursday). AddressPal allows customers to have their UK online shopping delivered to Ireland by providing a UK delivery address for your online shopping.

New look and new location for Lusk


It’s all change for An Post in Lusk where the local post office has just taken up a prime location with a re-vamped office.Lusk’s post office has just moved to a new location at Supervalu, Station Road. The new office was formally ‘switched in’ to the national post office network linking it to more than 1,130 other post offices in the An Post national network.

Hearty welcome for special 70c stamp


9th February 2016: A stamp marking the 50th year of The Irish Heart Foundation was unveiled by Philatelist, heart attack survivor and long-standing support group volunteer Thomas Bergin at the GPO today (Tuesday).

1916-2016. Eighth Series of Definitive Stamps


On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, around 1,000 poorly-armed members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army and Cumann na mBan occupied the centre of Dublin and proclaimed the establishment of an Irish Republic. The rebellion ended within six days, leaving almost 500 dead, and much of the city-centre in ruins.

An Post’s DeliveryBox is the business


No more missed deliveries, stress free online shopping and your parcels delivered safely even when you are out. All this is promised by An Post’s innovative DeliveryBox service which has just been launched nationwide.

Tánaiste renews social welfare contract for Post Offices


The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. has announced today (Thursday, 28 January 2016) a further renewal of her Department’s contract for cash social welfare payments at Post Offices. The current contract was signed in December 2013 for an initial two years with an option for extension for a further four years on a yearly basis - total of six years.