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Stamp for our EU presidency

A NEW postage stamp marking Ireland's presidency of the EU has been launched.

An Post chief executive Donal Connell presented the commemorative stamp, available from tomorrow, to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore at Government Buildings.

The 55 cent stamp -- designed by Dublin-based illustrator Steve Simpson -- features the presidency logo, which was chosen by the public in an online poll last year.

Ireland took up its presidency term on January 1.

The stamp will be available to buy online, at Dublin's GPO stamp shop and main post offices across the country.