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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Stamps

This year
# An Post
Price of a national stamp to increase by 10c next month
An Post say that higher fuel and energy prices have made the increase necessary.
Last year
# Your Say
Poll: When was the last time you sent a hand-written letter or card?
Let us know.
# An Post
Six stamps in new Centenary collection will honour Irish sportswomen
The Government approved the series this week, as part of a collection of stamps to run over the next four years.
# stamp price
Cost of national and international stamps to be increased by An Post
An Post has said that the increase is to bring the cost in line with European postal rates.
# Blooming Lovely
New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses
The An Post CEO said the stamps “reflect the unique mix of modernism and classicism that define” Ulysses.
All time
# Careful Now
'That's mad, Ted': An Post aiming to meet Father Ted demand as two months of stamp orders made in two days
The Father Ted stamps have proven to be a bona fide hit.
# That'll be €1.10
The price of stamps is increasing by 10c next month
The prices of the stamps will increase on 19 March.
# Philatelist Lynott
Two new stamps mark 50 years of Thin Lizzy
Queues formed at the GPO earlier for fans to get their hands on the new stamps.
# getting close now
Tomorrow is the last day to send standard post in time for Christmas
Today is the last day you can send letters to Britain or Europe.
# life and achievements
An Post issues stamps honouring Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela
The stamps were designed by Dublin-based design studio Aad.
# marriage bar
'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you still send Christmas cards by post?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Trainspotting
Four lovely train stations feature on our new stamps
Did your local railway station make the cut?
# No Limit
There will soon be no cap on the price An Post can charge you for a stamp
Such a move is necessary to protect the daily postal service in operation nationwide, the minister responsible claimed today.
# philately
The Netherlands has released some pretty raunchy new stamps
The black-and-white pictures of Doutzen Kroes feature on the 10 different stamps, snapped by another Dutch icon, music video director Anton Corbijn.
# scratch and sniff
We're getting stamps that taste like strawberry and smell like mint (seriously)
It’s all in order to celebrate our five senses.
# Ah here
The price of stamps is going up
You’ll need your two cents.
# special delivery
Bring these Irish animation stamps to life with your smartphone
The stamps feature well-known Irish animations like ‘Roy’ and ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’.
# An Post
Taoiseach's office had to confirm that 'Éire' would NOT be removed from Irish stamps in 1982
Questions were asked whether An Post should be given an “entirely free hand” in the designing of stamps.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Freezing eggs, Pac-Man stamps and Apple's latest announcement
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Brill-ately
An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful
For when you want to rest the squat pen between finger and thumb and, you know, write a letter…
# stamping down on crime
Irish Prison Service honoured with new commemorative stamps
The commemorative run was launched by Justice Minister France Fitzgerald.
# Soldiers
WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps
The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.
# Stamps
Home Rule leaders brought together......on a stamp
John Redmond and Edward Carson butted heads on whether Ireland should self-govern.
# Isle of Brian
One post office made stamps to mark the Battle of Clontarf anniversary, can you guess where?
The stamps are a limited edition range.
# collector's item
Finland is getting official gay erotica postage stamps
The stamps will showcase the work of artist and illustrator Tom of Finland.
# signed sealed delivered
How many of these retro Irish Christmas stamps can you remember?
The robin is our favourite.
# Integration
An Post launches 4 new stamps to highlight Ireland's diversity
The stamps show people from outside of Ireland working and living in the country.
# An Post
An Post's newest stamps honours 'selfless service' of Irish Defence Forces
The four stamps depicts the four branches of the force: Army, Navy, Air Corps and Reserve Defence Force.
# An Post
Here's what the JFK 50 stamps look like...
The two stamps feature pictures taken during the President’s historic four-day visit to Ireland in 1963.
# need to know
The Evening with added strangely attractive snails
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Inflation
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.
# Autism
Irish artist's painting to appear on UN stamp for autism awareness
Autistic painter Colm Isherwood’s piece is one of just eight chosen for the World Autism Day collection.
# Telefís Éireann
RTÉ to open archives to celebrate 50th anniversary
RTÉ launched TV50 yesterday to mark the year-long anniversary celebrations.
# Your Say
Poll: Which RTÉ TV star would you like to see on a stamp?
Three RTÉ TV personalities have been chosen to front special commemorative stamps – who else on RTÉ TV should get one?
# An Post
Anne Doyle confirms retirement plans - as she's honoured with a stamp
The much-loved RTÉ newsreader will bow out at Christmas – as she features on a 55c stamp to mark RTE TV’s 50th anniversary.