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An Post price increase

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A public service announcement for those who regularly use postal services from An Post – following a recent pricing review, An Post’s rates will increase from Thursday July 21st.

The rate for a standard domestic letter (weighing up to 100g) will rise from €0.70 to €0.72, while the rate for a standard letter heading abroad (again, up to 100g) will have a slightly larger increase from €1.05 to €1.10. The company says that, despite the increase, their rates are still some of the lowest in Europe, and below the EU domestic average of 93c.

According to figures provided by the company, Denmark is currently the most expensive EU country in which to post a standard letter at €2.20, while Spain comes in as the cheapest at just €0.59. Based on the new increased rate, Ireland comes in as the fourth cheapest of 15 EU countries.

Discounted rates will still be available for businesses, bulk-mail services and those who hold a Ceadúnas licence.

According to a spokesperson for the company, “An Post is committed to providing excellent value for money, serving Irish business and being the trusted service provider of choice for business and personal customers.”

When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.