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In 2003, An Post rebranded its post offices network as "Post Office", with a new white and red logo

Is this not a confusion with the "Service Plus" logo, which is an addition to An Post's logo -- as in this example? I don't believe An Post has in fact introduced "Post Office" as a brand - or replaced the An Post logo (as the present wording seems to imply). Any comments? -- Picapica 08:44, 1 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Branding[edit]

I'm not sure it's entirely clear what the An Post branding gurus are up to. The post offices and some letter boxes have been repainted a horrible cyan-hued tone of green. It seems they intend to have "Letterpost", "Post Office", etc as seperate brand identities under the umbrella of "An Post" (as the overall corporate identity). So - I don't know if the article is accurate, I do know that it may not be simple to find out! Try An Post's website (I don't have time to go look at it right now). Zoney 19:36, 1 Aug 2004 (UTC)


No, Post Office has supplanted ServicePlus. You can see the logo concerned online here: BillPay. Substitute PostOffice for BillPay and you have the logo concerned). Most Post Offices I know now have the Post Office logo replacing the An Post one on the outside of post offices. The one on Ormond Quay is one example I can think off off hand. (Mind you there is one on the south quays that has the P&T "Offig an Phoist" still on the outside). Maynooth also has it (the PostOffice logo, that is). The logo is on a lot of An Post leaflets too.

I don't know if they are going to continue this though, I read at one point that they were going to go back to using An Post for everything, but I can't find this with a quick Google search.

I should point out that the logo in question is in fact that of An Post Transaction Services, and not of An Post itself - the familar lowercast "~post" remains the official An Post corporate logo. But its no longer on the exterior of most Post Offices...

--Rdd 01:35, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)

To report on the latest... An Post seem to have introduced a "Mark II" version of the PostOffice branding this year. I've only seen it on a very small number of post offices, but it reinstates the classic An Post logo on the exteriors alongside the "PostOffice" (or "OifiganPhoist") logotype. The red-and-white PostTS dots logo is gone though. One post office in Dublin I know that has this new version is Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.--213.94.253.175 23:14, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Duplicate picture?[edit]

Just wondering, does anyone else not find it, well a bit unusual, to include the same image twice. Once from far back, and another close up? I thought that it seemed like an indisputable thing, but obviously I was wrong. I certainly can't think of another article which does it. Now the closeup, I understand. But what's the need for the view from far back? - EstoyAquí(tce) 22:28, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, the fact that no other article does it shows a general failure of the imagination! If you had deleted the close-up detail which shows old and new branding rather than the "far back" showing the overall new branding I might have met you half-way (well, probably not); as it is I must say the GPO photo suffers from over-editing with the pillars looking like someone had twisted them. To much "sharpening" is my diagnosis. (Sarah777 23:05, 13 November 2007 (UTC))
What about this one Image:Oifig an Phoist (An Rinn, Baile Átha Cliath) Kaihsu Tai.jpg instead of the duplicate? And maybe this one Image:GeneralPostOfficeDublin 20060803 KaihsuTai.jpg could be used instead of the current GPO image. ww2censor 23:23, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, I certainly think the GPO is a vast improvement! No prob with restoring Ringsend...but that PO is now deceased. Take the g****m duplicate out! (Sarah777 07:26, 14 November 2007 (UTC))
Made those changes but that small size (to match prosperous PO) doesn't do justice to the Ringsend pic - it looks a bit furry on my screen. I leave the layout to you Ww - you being the Postman here abouts:) (Sarah777 07:45, 14 November 2007 (UTC))
According to the MOS you are not supposed to set the thumb size, let the users default preference decide the size—180px by default. I have issues with that MOS, but that's the way it is and I was made very aware of that during the FAC for Postage stamps of Ireland, where I would have preferred a smaller size for some images (on my screen). Some detail just does not show well at any small sizes on your screen (don't know the resolution) or mine at 1680 x 1050. BTW I did not mean there to be 2 full post office images on the page, one close up and one full, but now there are 2 full ones. Cheers ww2censor 16:52, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
I must say, without any bias, the Ringsend one looks terrible at its current size. Maybe zap it? Those MOS guys are aesthetically challenged and as you know I don't have much respect for authority. (Sarah777 18:57, 14 November 2007 (UTC))
Maybe you can get out and take a shot or two - one closeup and a full post office shot - preferable not of the same place. Whatever you can do would be great because you are closer than I to any Irish post offices. Cheers ww2censor 19:15, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
I will do my very best! If I could get the pizzaz of User:Kaihsu I'd be happy as a lamb in clover. (Sarah777 19:21, 14 November 2007 (UTC))
Having been a photographer for 25 years I had plenty of occasion to wait around for the weather to come good for a specific. Some photos of Bank of Ireland in College Green, actually Westmoreland Street side, took up to 3 weeks to get good weather at the right time of day, so I wish you good weather whenever you want it. At this time of year it can often be a nice crisp, clear and sunny morning, so get up early! Oh, yeah, you do get up early as I have seen you online at 1:00 A.M. EST, i.e., 6:00 A.M. Irish time. Cheers & thanks. ww2censor 19:32, 14 November 2007 (UTC)


Criticism[edit]

Is there is scope in this article to mention some criticism of the service An Post gives, namely their delivery times and failure to meet targets set by Comreg? 79.97.151.142 (talk) 21:46, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

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