Calls for harmonisation of postal charges across Ireland

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – December 12, 2017 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp An East Derry MLA is calling for harmonisation of postal charges across the island of Ireland.John Dallat says the differential in postal charges is ‘astronomical’, because the Royal Mail treats the Republic as a foreign country and imposes international charges for cards, letters and parcels.He says a card can be sent from Coleraine to Cornwall for 65p using lorries, planes, boats and trains, but sending a card from Derry to Muff, a distance of 5 miles, would cost three times as much.Mr Dallat concluded this goes beyond Christmas cards, and also impacts on the successful operation of commercial businesses that depend heavily on sending goods through the post:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/dallat5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Calls for harmonisation of postal charges across Ireland Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleStrabane based firm reveals plans to double workforceNext articleDonegal Hurling Manager Mickey McCann on this weekends McGurk Cup News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img