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Poll: Will you send a Christmas card this year?

The price of stamps will be going up soon as An Post attempt to tackle growing losses.


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?

Poll Results:

Yes (6547)
No (4158)
Don't know (362)

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