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Ireland Postal Services 2013 Issue
Design by Steve Simpson

Irish Presidency of the council of the European Union

The Ireland Postal Service has issued a new stamp that has a postage value of 55c named "Irish Presidency of the council of the European Union" on the 17th of January 2013. The stamp features the Irish EU Presidency logo that was selected by public vote. It is being issued to celebrate Ireland's 7th presidency term since joining the EU 40 years ago. Ireland service record is widely acknowledged that Ireland carried out its role extremely well during its six previous Presidencies in 1975, 1979, 1984, 1990, 1996 and 2004. One of the most important service year for Ireland was in 1990 while it serve its fourth Presidency. During that year Ireland convened a European Council meeting in Dublin that reached an agreement on a common approach to the unification of Germany, and the Soviet countries as they made the transition to democracy. This 2013 presidency has a large list of issues which include: EU Budget, reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), and the future framework structure for research and innovation.

"Irish Presidency of the council of the European Union" stamp can be purchase as a single, Sheets of 16, and FDC. The size of the stamp is 29.79mm x 40.64mm with a perforation size of 14 x 15 using the 2cm reference. The stamp will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd. using the Lithography printing method.


Irish Presidency of the council of the European Union FDC


Irish Presidency of the council of the European Union Sheet



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/IrishStamps/Home/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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