Up to 300 post offices could be forced to close

Between 200 and 300 post offices could be forced to close over the next 18 months unless they are granted access to government services.

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An Post to provide fixed address for homeless people

An Post has launched a new service to provide a fixed address to homeless people and those in temporary accommodation.

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Over 1,000 people protest in Thurles over post office relocation

Pressure is growing on Minister Richard Bruton to intervene in a stand-off between An Post and residents of Thurles in Co Tipperary over a plan to re-locate the local post office from the centre of town to a shopping centre.

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Making Cents: Consumers have more options with An Post

When it comes to environmental issues, from single-use plastics to water wastage, consumers are regularly told the solution is in their own hands, Gráinne McGuinness..

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Homeless people to be offered an address by An Post

Homeless people will be offered an address by An Post to help them access services or apply for jobs.

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An Post hopes to provide mortgages from 2020

An An Post spokeswoman confirmed that a tender process to choose a mortgage provider is currently underway.

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An Post launch new branding after strong 2018

An Post has revealed its new logo and two new sub-brands on the back of what they have described as "a very strong financial performance in 2018".

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New An Post stamps issued to acknowledge the Irish Coast Guard

An Post has issued new stamps to acknowledge the Irish Coast Guard’s provision of search and rescue on the coast and waterways of Ireland.

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An Post defends 6% package postal rate rise

An Post has defended a near 6% hike in postage rates for packages and large mail items by saying the increase reflects rising handling and transportation costs.

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Social welfare payments will continue to be made at post offices this year

Social welfare recipients will continue to collect their payments from post offices this year.

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Returning goods purchased online is ‘too much hassle’ for Irish adults - An Post survey

A new study shows two-thirds of people are not completely satisfied with items bought online, but just 38% send them back.

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An Post deliver over 100,000 parcels over Christmas season

The company says the rise in online shopping played a major part.

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200 jobs at risk in Cork if An Post closes Mail Centre

Up to 200 jobs in Cork could be lost if An Post closes its Mail Centre in Little Island, the Dáil heard today.

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An Post launch 'In-Flight' delivery options ahead of busy Christmas period

Black Friday is set to kick-off the busy festive period for online shopping and parcel delivery with An Post preparing for its busiest Christmas ever.

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A process from another time - It’s time to bin junk mail

A postman has lost his job and received a suspended sentence because he dumped mail to shorten his working day.

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Late Late Toy Show and Brussels sprouts: This year's Christmas stamps revealed

The Late Late Toy Show, Brussels sprouts and a crib are to feature on this year's Christmas stamps.

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An Post pledges to eliminate carbon emissions within a decade

An Post has announced ambitious new plans to eliminate carbon emissions from all its letter and parcels operations within a decade.

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Communications Minister Denis Naughten denies being ‘spooked’ into post office closures

Communications Minister Denis Naughten has denied being “spooked” into closing rural post offices by his officials, and said he has received Government approval to investigate the possibility of providing more services through the An Post network.

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Fine Gael’s ‘anti-rural image’ worries ministers as Fianna Fai bemoan 'ruse' to close Post Offices

Fine Gael ministers have told the Taoiseach they are worried about being portrayed as an “anti-rural” party because of proposed post office closures.

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Politicians return to ‘ghost town’ to stamp disapproval of closures

It was a bit like Mass in the old days. People might talk if you weren’t seen there, writes Michael Clifford

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Post office decisions not taken lightly, says minister

Communications Minister Denis Naughten told a committee that the planned closure of 159 post offices across the country was required.

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Communications Minister Denis Naughten faces post office grilling

Communications Minister Denis Naughten is set to be grilled over the planned closure of rural post offices as TDs threaten to pull support for the Government.

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Community group vows to fight post office closures

A local community group has signalled its intention to fight to retain their post offices, even as the communications minister defended the slew of impending closures announced this week.

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Opposition to post office closures grows as appeals lodged

Conradh na Gaeilge considers appealing decisions

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‘I’ll miss it, meeting friendly people’: Postmistress on closure of West Cork of branch

She can’t be absolutely sure of the exact date but Eileen Kelly, the outgoing postmistress in Allihies in West Cork, thinks that the village post office has been operating since around 1909.

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Naughten denies closing 159 post office branches will hit rural areas

Communications Minister Denis Naughten has rejected the closure of 159 post offices will be detrimental to rural Ireland, insisting post offices have to be viable.

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Mapped: Locations of 160 closing post offices

An Post has published the locations of 160 post offices which are set to close under its consolidation plans.

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An Post seeking 300 voluntary redundancies and may move HQ from GPO as part of cost-cutting measures

An Post is seeking up to 300 voluntary redundancies over the coming months.

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An Post launches new series of stamps to mark the RDS

An Post has launched a new series of stamps to mark the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).

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‘Disruption’ in rural areas due to PO closures

The closure of post offices around the country will cause “huge disruption” to rural communities, Irish Rural Link has warned.

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

An Post is defending its move to close more than 160 post offices nationwide.

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

The suggestion that more than 100 rural post offices may close because of a retirement deal has rejuvenated the heartfelt protests around this issue.

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Fears grow that over 100 rural post offices could be facing closure

Growing concerns are being expressed about the potential impact on rural post offices of a voluntary retirement scheme brokered between An Post and the Postmasters Union.

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An Post launches service to buy dog licences online

Dog owners can now buy a licence for their pet from the comfort of their own home.

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An Post drone 'Postman Padraig' delivers its first parcel

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

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A puzzle for An Post

Postal losses How absolutely right Tánaiste Simon Coveney is when he says, in a warning sort of way, that if people want to retain local post offices they must use them, adding that the country’s An Post network is facing serious challenges and “modern realities”.

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An Post welcomes new deal to modernise the network

An Post has welcomed the Irish Postmaster's decision to sign up to a new deal to modernise the network.

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€30m Government loan boosts An Post

Rural post offices have been given a lifeline after the Government gave An Post a €30m loan to “protect the continuation of a five-day postal delivery service” to every address in the country.

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An Post suffers pre tax losses of 15.6m for 2016

The global trend of mail decline has been cited By An Post as the primary cause of a pre-tax loss of 15.6 million euro for 2016.

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Rabbitte: Post office 'faces the need to change'

Post offices will be allowed to "wither on the vine" unless the Government adopts an action plan to keep them open and vibrant, it has been claimed.

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Complaint by An Post workers upheld by court

A Labour Court ruling that fixed-term workers at An Post were unjustifiably treated less favourably than permanent staff, has been upheld on appeal today.

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Post offices set for stoppages

Post offices across the country will close for one hour today to protest at EU plans to allow competition in the postal sector.

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Stamp prices to increase tomorrow

The price of the basic stamp increases from 48c to 55c tomorrow.

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Postmasters meet An Post to discuss spate of ‘tiger raids’

The Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) is due to hold talks with An Post management today about security concerns arising from a recent spate of so-called 'tiger robberies'.

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ComReg demand explanation for further fall in An Post performance

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) today published a report which shows a further deterioration the performance in Ireland’s postal service.

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Postal strike cancelled after Labour Court proposals

The threat of pre-Christmas strike action at An Post has been lifted following new recommendations from the Labour Court yesterday.

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Dempsey optimistic on An Post dispute

Minister for Communications Noel Dempsey has expressed optimism about the prospects for a resolution of the An Post dispute.

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An Post to be briefed on cost cutting plans

Management and unions at An Post are to be briefed tonight by Government trouble-shooters on the outcome of an independent assessment of the company’s controversial cost cutting plan.

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Body to hold further talks on An Post dispute today

The body set up to oversee compliance with social partnership deals is due to hold further talks with both sides in the An Post dispute later today.

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Further talks on An Post dispute tomorrow

The body set up to oversee compliance with social partnership agreements is due to hold talks with both sides in the An Post dispute tomorrow.

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Postal strike starts at midnight Sunday - union

Postal workers tonight announced that strike action will begin at midnight on Sunday.

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Unions recommence talks with An Post but strike remains likely

Unions and management at An Post re-entered talks this afternoon in a last ditch bid to avert strike action.

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NIB to make last-ditch attempt to avert postal strike

The National Implementation Body (NIB) is expected to call both sides in the An Post dispute to further talks today in a last-ditch effort to avert strike action at the company.

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An Post braced for strike

Emergency plans are in place to ensure the postal service continues to deliver with strike notice due to expire today.

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CWU pessimistic about prospects for talks progress

The Communications Workers Union has expressed pessimism about the prospects for progress at talks today on the looming strike action at An Post.

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Talks arranged in effort to avert An Post strike

The National Implementation Body is due to make a fresh effort today to avert looming strike action at An Post.

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Business group attacks CWU over An Post strike plans

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has attacked the Communications Workers Union over its plans to take strike action at An Post.

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CWU slams Dempsey’s approach to An Post dispute

The Communication Workers Union has criticised Minister Noel Dempsey's approach to the dispute surrounding pay rises at An Post.

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Welfare bonuses plan amid post threat strike

The Government has put contingency plans in place to pay 800,000 welfare recipients their Christmas bonuses in case a looming postal strike goes ahead.

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Dempsey in fresh bid to broker An Post talks

Minister for Communications Noel Dempsey has cancelled a trip to Washington in an effort to broker fresh talks to resolve the An Post dispute.

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