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Saturday 3 December 2016

Gardaí launch investigation as undelivered mail found in house

Published 27/09/2016 | 17:21

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Gardaí in Louth and An Post have launched two separate investigations after an undisclosed amount of mail was found in a house in Dundalk.

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Some of the mail, sent almost a year ago, included medical appointments which people missed out on due to the post not being delivered.

People in the Dundalk area phoned in to radio station LMFM this morning complaining there had been serious delays in the delivery of mail in the town.

One customer received a letter posted in October last year on Friday, and another received five letters on Saturday – including two for colonoscopy appointments and another for an appointment at the eye clinic in the Louth County Hospital, which they missed as a result of the delay.

Gardaí have confirmed they carried out a search of a house earlier in the month and found a batch of undelivered post.

The mail is now being delivered with an attached note from An Post apologising for the inconvenience caused.

An Post has described the situation as "a serious matter" and a spokesperson said the incident is currently being investigated.

It is believed a systemic failure did not cause the batch of mail to go missing.

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