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15-03-2019, 06:38   #1
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The Post offering permanent addresses to homeless.

Excellent idea. Also read they made a forty million Euro profit last year,mainly from parcels.

At least one semi state company with a pulse.

TheJournal.ie: An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services.
https://www.thejournal.ie/an-post-ho...41437-Mar2019/
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Glad to see this is happening. It's about bloody time!!!
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Surely hotels accept post...?
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Brilliant idea, kudos to them. Anything that makes it easier to get back on your feet when down is welcome
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Hotels are temporary,in theory at least.

A permanent address would be a Godsend until they get housed I'd imagine.
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Why wasnt something like this done years ago?
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Why wasnt something like this done years ago?
It wasn't so topical an issue back then.
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Just shows there's always room for a new good idea- must say I've been impressed with An Post's delivery approach for parcels from abroad recently- text message, tracking, option to change delivery address or day when close to delivery- hope they can reinvent themselves before they're all closed down but a good start, and I for one would feel fine about subsidising them simply to support rural communities and the marginalised
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Hopefully it works out.
A lot depends on other agencies accepting An Post Addresses.
Someone mentioned hotels above. Often temporary addresses like that and Hostel addresses are not accepted.
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Just shows there's always room for a new good idea- must say I've been impressed with An Post's delivery approach for parcels from abroad recently- text message, tracking, option to change delivery address or day when close to delivery- hope they can reinvent themselves before they're all closed down but a good start, and I for one would feel fine about subsidising them simply to support rural communities and the marginalised

Made forty million last year. The closures are becoming hard to justify.
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Made forty million last year. The closures are becoming hard to justify.
Personally I believe we have to keep our rural communities alive- Post-Offices are hubs- they're there right now. It shouldn't take much to reinvent them, expand their services, and keep them going. It's not always about the money either. It's about local jobs too. I really believe technology can help these hubs and outlets, not destroy them. And until we fully figure it all out, I'm happy for my tax to help support them.
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