I have an enterprise account with AnPost and received this from our rep yesterday.
As you are aware ecommerce parcels volume has increased significantly since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic as Irish shoppers adopted online eCommerce in greater numbers in response to public health recommendations of staying at home as much as possible.
Since we entered Level 5 of the Irish government's Plan for living with Covid-19 and the related closure of most retail outlets in Ireland, we are experiencing an earlier than usual start of the traditional Christmas peak shopping season with further increases of parcels volume through the An Post Commerce's delivery network.
For these reasons, An Post Commerce is currently operating a delivery service of an average of 3 days nationwide and up to 5 days in specific locations such as Cork city As county.
As a front line service, An Post Commerce has continued to deliver your parcels during this period despite the ongoing operational challenges and process changes that had to be implemented in order to protect its employees and customers.
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As the COVID-19 situation remains fluid, your account manager will continue to update you with service level updates as required.
Many thanks for your understanding during these challenging times.
From personal experence checking on all the outgoing parcels Portlaoise is basically a black hole, 95% your package will vanish in Portlaoise for a long time, but it will eventually make it out!