Donegal councillor unhappy with increase to price of stamps

A Donegal Councillor says the latest increase in the price of stamps by An Post will disproportionally impact the older generation that continue to use Post Offices and communicate through written correspondence.

It will cost an extra 15 cent to send a letter anywhere in Ireland, from next month. An Post have announced increases to the price of both national and international stamps, starting from the 1st of March 2022.

The price of an international stamp will increase to € 2.20,

The CEO of An Post David McRedmond says hyper-inflation in the global postal industry is driving up the cost of stamps.

Donegal independent Councillor Niamh Kennedy says a specific demographic will he hardest hit by this increase. With the cost of living increasing across the board Cllr Kennedy says that today news is unwelcome.

She says it’s unfortunate that considering the volume of business An Post conduct on an annual basis they felt it was necessary to introduce a price increase on stamps.

The Consumer Association has described the increase in the price of stamps as “appalling”..

CEO of the Consumer Association of Ireland Dermot Jewell says the increase is beyond the current rate of inflation.