Reducing An Post to rubble – it’s like 1916 all over again

An Post could be reimagined as an integral cog in the digital engine that powers so many economies…but no, it’s raised stamp prices instead

11th December, 2016
The GPO in all its glory. Pic: RollingNews.ie

It could be said that the first foetal kicks of the soon-to-be born Irish state were felt in the General Post Office in 1916. That fledgling state’s big idea for badly needed industrialisation in the following decades largely involved building up a vast semi-state sector.

But the world has moved on and so too have the challenges facing these varied companies. The latest unhealthy wheeze from that troubled sector could last week be heard...

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