THE NEWS BROKE yesterday that the price of a postage stamp is set to rise soon.
Communications minister Denis Naughten brought a memo to Cabinet for permission to draft a piece of legislation that would remove the price cap of an An Post postage stamp.
Naughten said that this was to combat growing losses at the postal service.
In a statement An Post said it is making a loss of €12 to 15 million in 2016 and a much greater loss is envisaged for 2017.
This is down to ever-declining mail volumes, as more and more people stop sending letters in favour of email and other online alternatives.
Christmas is traditionally a time of posting out cards to friends and family, but along with other forms of post, these volumes are in decline also.
But what about you? Will you send a Christmas card (by post) this year?