An Post drone 'Postman Padraig' delivers its first parcel

An Post has delivered its first ever parcel by a drone nicknamed 'Postman Padraig'.

The company says it is very early days but they are hoping the successful delivery will help complement their service in rural areas.

The first delivery was a trinket to a customer in a lighthouse in Clare Island in County Mayo.

An Post's Angus Laverty says the mission was a test for the company: "The journey took about 11 minutes.

"It's a standard drone with a container which will hold the small parcel.

"We've been working on this for a number of months and we're very glad to get it completed."

Digital Desk


Related Articles

An Post launches new series of stamps to mark the RDS

‘Disruption’ in rural areas due to PO closures

List of closing post offices to be released at the end of August

Preserving rural post offices: Maybe we’re fighting the wrong fight

More in this Section

Master of the Rotunda wants €40m extension built to counter outbreaks of infection

Peter McVerry Trust warns mortgage sales to vulture funds will increase homeless numbers

Sides meet again after 'constructive' talks in Ryanair dispute

Dublin's Lord Mayor apologises for parking in cycle lane to attend ribbon-cutting ceremony


Today's Stories

Paralysedman was attacked as he slept in camper

Lifestyle

New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

More From The Irish Examiner