An Post has announced the price of their national and international postage stamps will increase from next month.
The postal service said a national stamp will cost €1.25 from the 1 March – which is a 15 cent increase on the current price.
An international postage stamp price will also jump by 20 cent, costing €2.20.
There will be no increase in the price of ten-stamp booklets priced €11.00 for regular mailers and SMEs.
The CEO of An Post defended the increase in prices, saying they are needed to cover rising costs and remain below the EU average.
“While these increases are essential to cover rising costs, and ensure service continuity on a par with the very best in Europe, we will mitigate the impact on SMEs by increasing discounts available to them, while freezing the price of ten-stamp booklet for consumers and offering regular price promotions,” said David McRedmond.
An Post said its ‘Community Focus’ supports including free postage to and from nursing homes, and free newspaper delivery for older customers will be available indefinitely.
It also said check-ins by postal delivery staff on older, vulnerable or isolated customers living alone during the Covid-19 pandemic are now a standard part of An Post’s service nationally.