Jack Quann
Jack Quann

09.37 21 Mar 2020


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An Post is delivering five million free postcards to homes around Ireland, to keep people in touch during the coronavirus crisis.

People can write personal messages for posting on, free-of-charge, to family and friends across the country to help them stay connected in the weeks ahead.

The postal company says the postage-paid postcards have been produced to enable people of all ages to post "a message of love and support to special people in their lives."

Two specially-designed postcards will be delivered to Ireland’s 1.8 million households over the coming week.

Additional cards will also be available at local post offices.

The cards are postage-paid to anywhere in Ireland, and can be sent from any postbox.

An Post CEO David McRedmond explained: "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.

"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 this 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."

He added: "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."


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