My post box is Green…

Whoever painted this post box in Armagh needs to do a quick colour check with the latest pillar box fashion in Dublin and all points south. A southern reader notes in an email:

I found it really fascinating that young Shinners are now doing something which was not too long ago cited as an example of how supposedly superficial and skin-deep the Republic’s independence was – presumably before An Post had the money to replace the majority of ER’s embossed postboxes!

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