Consultation - Consequences of the repeal of the price cap on certain of the universal postal services

Posted on 16 May 2019

As a result of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Act 2017 enacted in April 2017, ComReg can no longer limit the level of price increases by An Post for universal postal services (for example, stamped letters) and An Post can increase such prices, without requiring any advance approval from ComReg.  Therefore, since April 2017, the prices of universal postal services have been set exclusively by An Post and since then An Post has made price increases; for example the price of a stamped letter increased from 72c to €1 (c.39% increase). 

The Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Act 2017 requires ComReg to undertake a review of any consequences of the repeal of the price cap. 

ComReg wishes to consider the views of interested parties on the consequences following the repeal of the price cap on certain of the universal postal services. 

Therefore, today, ComReg published a public consultation seeking those views – see

If you wish to make a submissions to this public consultation, please mark that submission “Reference: Submission to ComReg document No 19/43”, and send it by post or e-mail to arrive on or before 5.p.m, 12 June 2019, to:

Postal Regulation,
Commission for Communications Regulation,
One Dockland Central,
Guild Street,
Dublin 1,
D01 E4X0.


Please note in accordance with ComReg's Consultation Procedures in ComReg Document 11/34, ComReg will publish all respondents’ submissions, subject to the provisions of ComReg’s guidelines on the treatment of any confidential information in ComReg Document 05/24.