Launching 1st Jan.2016
Will have a UK address in England so better for buying from eBay etc.
Delivery to your local Post Office which you will specify when registering.
You get a text as soon as it's in your local Post Office.
Simple as that.
MOD WARNING: Aircraft operators, and the couriers and Mail services that use those aircraft have prohibited article lists for items such as batteries, liquids, aerosols and gels, as well as other dangerous goods. They have every right to impose these to ensure the safety of passengers, crew and of the aircraft itself. There is no discussion on this forum about how to get around them, the chances of being stopped or of getting it through. Check the An Post and Address Pal websites for their T&Cs on the articles that they don't allow on their service. Any post contravening this will be deleted from here on, if a poster persists they will be taking a short holiday from the forum.
From the AddressPal site:
10. Materials Not Accepted
An Post does not carry:
Dangerous, poisonous or infectious items, explosives, munitions of war, firearms, corrosives, acids, paint removers, oxidising substances, organic peroxides, compressed, liquidised or dissolved gases (including butane gas lighters or aerosols), flammable solids or liquids or materials liable to spontaneous combustion, paints, varnishes, dyes, radioactive materials), pornography or anything that would cause embarrassment in transit, living creatures, prescribed or dangerous drugs , mercury, materials deemed illegal or prohibited by any Government Authority, Perishable Goods, organic or biological materials likely to perish under normal transit conditions, IATA restricted articles - such as liquids, Items likely to cause injury to any other Item or person, unless An Post has agreed in writing to carry such Items subject to such conditions as determined by An Post.