The price of a standard stamp is staying as it is, but other rates are about to increase 6 months ago

The price of a standard stamp is staying as it is, but other rates are about to increase

The new rates will be effective from 4 April.

The cost of a standard stamp in Ireland will remain at €1, but the cost of other parcels and stamps will increase from the beginning of next month.

An Post announced its 2018 pricing list on Wednesday, with the price of standard international stamps set to rise from €1.35 to €1.50 and business bulk rates set to increase by an average of 10% from 4 April.

Due to better than expected mail volumes and a reduction of over 300 staff, An Post was able to maintain the standard stamp price of €1 set in 2017, which remains below the EU15 average rate of €1.14 for national mail.

Though it will increase from €1.35 to €1.50 from next month on, the price of an international standard stamp will remain below the EU15 average of €1.68, with An Post attributing the increase to a rise in mails pricing and continuous unit cost inflation from reduced volumes.

Standard parcel rates will remain unchanged once the new pricing comes into effect, as will rates for other services such as Admailer.ie, Publicity Post, Reach+, Publications, Passport Express and MailMinder.

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A full list of 2018 An Post prices is available to view here.