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An Post seeks 18 per cent hike on price of stamps

An Post wants to increase the price of a standard letter from 55c to 65c, the first increase since 2007.

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THE COMMUNICATIONS REGULATOR has sought public input ahead of a decision on whether to grant An Post an increase on the price of a standard letter.

An Post wants to raise the price of a standard letter from 55c to 65c, an increase of 18 per cent.

The Regulator is legally required to ensure that any proposed price increase is affordable for users, and has opened a public consultation on the proposal.

The current 55c price for a standard letter, of under 50g in weight and being delivered within the Republic, was set in 2007.

An Post also wishes to raise the cost of domestic metered letters from 54c to 60c, and seeks a 4c increase on the users of the Bulk Mail discount from 41c to 45c.

Details of An Post’s request, and on how submissions can be made, can be found here.

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