Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
is an island in the North Atlantic.
It is separated from Great Britain
to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.
Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland
(officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and
Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, in the northeast
of the island.
In 2011 the population of Ireland was about 6.4 million,
ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great
Just under 4.6 million live in the Republic of Ireland and
just over 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
With the Acts of Union in 1801, Ireland became a part of the United Kingdom.
A war of independence in the early 20th
century was followed
by the partition of the island, creating the Irish Free State, which
became increasingly sovereign over the following decades, and Northern
Ireland, which remained a part of the United Kingdom.
The postage stamps of Ireland are issued by
the postal operator of the independent Irish state.
Ireland was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland when the world's first
postage stamps were issued in 1840.
Oifig an Phoist, the Irish Post Office, was the section of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs which
issued all Irish stamps up to 1984.
After the division of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs into two semi-state organizations in
1984, An Post took over the responsibility for all Irish postal services including the issuing of postage stamps.
Since strat of Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24th
Ireland’s Post Office (An Post) and Postmasters have waived the fees normally payable for such transactions so
the entirety of donations will go to the two charities.
An Post is also making arrangements to provide any displaced Ukrainian citizens who come to Ireland
with an An Post Current Account to enable their everyday banking, as well as access to its Address Point
service which provides a secure, personal address to people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation.
An Post and the Communications Workers Union have also put a truck and drivers at the disposal of the Irish Red Cross,
should they require such transport for goods to Ukraine or a neighbouring country in the future.
For now, however, the focus is on encouraging cash donations which can used to buy specific emergency medical,
food and personal supplies closer to where they are most needed.
All Ukrainians living or recently arrived in Ireland can avail of free standard postage on
letters and parcels to Ukraine at your local Post Office.
Postmarks of Ireland related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
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