Sunday 18 March 2018

An Post vows to deliver despite chill

Paul Melia

DON'T panic! An Post has promised to deliver as much mail as possible before Christmas -- although postmen might be arriving later in the day than normal.

Snow and ice has thrown deliveries into disarray but improved weather conditions and more de-icing of roads means most of mail should get through in time for Christmas.

The company said last night deliveries would be later than normal, but would arrive.

Although there are difficulties in all areas, the problems are particularly acute in Dublin 3 and 14; Glenageary, Garristown and Howth, Co Dublin; Greystones and Wicklow, Co Wicklow; Gorey and Enniscorthy, Co Wexford; Maynooth and Newbridge, Co Kildare; and Bantry and Skibereen, Co Cork.

"An Post is continuing to work hard across the country to operate services impacted by recent and current severe weather conditions," a spokesman said.

"Despite more heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. . . mail collection and delivery services are operating in all areas where it's safe and possible for us to do so."

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