The price of An Post stamps is set to rise later this month.
The company this morning announced that the price of a national stamp will jump from €1 to €1.10 while the standard international letter price will jump from €1.70 to €2.00.
The company said the hike will "will enable An Post to further invest in essential national infrastructure, to continue to serve our communities nationwide and shape a more sustainable future for Ireland."
An Post had announced the increase for February 2020 but it was pushed back due to the pandemic.
Commenting David McRedmond, CEO of An Post said: “These increases are necessary for An Post to accelerate its successful transformation into a modern network delivering to every community across the country.
"We’re rebuilding our infrastructure to support growth in eCommerce, expanding our e-Vehicle fleet for fast, sustainable zero-emissions delivery and designing a world-class delivery structure for the community and businesses.
“We have provided millions of euros worth of postage discounts and free mail marketing to SMEs during the pandemic. We pledge to extend our SME supports and to maintain our Community Focus initiatives to keep all our customers connected through free postage to nursing homes and for those living alone, free newspaper delivery and postperson check-ins for older, vulnerable or isolated customers.”