- 23 March 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
To keep family and friends connected in Ireland, An Post has given every household free postcards to post to family and friends around the country, free of charge.
The scheme involves five million postage-paid postcards that are to be distributed to every household in the country. Two are to be sent to each of the 1.8 million households this week and additional postcards can be picked up from post offices.
“Write to your grand-parents or older relatives and friends who are self-isolating; write to someone who is living alone or who could do with a boost” explained An Post CEO, David McRedmond.
“Send a note to your cousins or friends. Let them know you’re thinking of them. Send thanks to our outstanding healthcare and all those working so hard to get us through the crisis. Then pop the postcards in the postbox when you’re out for a walk – there’s no need for a stamp. The postmen and postwomen of Ireland will deliver your message free-of-charge to your loved ones.
“There’s nothing like a personal note to raise our spirits and remind us that we’re not being forgotten, that we are all in this together and that we will get through it. Post is a powerful link connecting people and communities who have to remain apart at this strange and difficult time.
“An Post and its staff and Postmasters will do everything possible to support the State and every citizen in the coming weeks and months as we come together as a nation by staying apart” he concluded.