‘The service, launched in response to the Covid-19 crisis, aims to ensure that everyone, no matter where they live, can stay in touch and enjoy home delivery of their favourite local newspaper.’
A NEW delivery service, which sees the Waterford News & Star team up with An Post, has been launched in Waterford and is available to households across the county.
The service, launched in response to the Covid-19 crisis, aims to ensure that everyone, no matter where they live, can stay in touch and enjoy home delivery of their favourite local newspaper. There has been huge interest from across Waterford as older people cocoon and people are reducing the number of visits they make to their local shop and newsagent.
In the coming weeks, the new service is expected to grow quickly as more households sign up.
The service, to deliver newspapers including the Waterford News & Star across Ireland, is supported by An Post, and orders can be placed through the News Delivery service owned and operated by The Irish Times.
Commenting as the service got underway, Liam Kavanagh, Managing Director of The Irish Times, said, “We are all working in extraordinary times and challenging circumstances. Our teams have been working from home for more than two months and it is a great achievement to continue to produce quality journalism from The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, The Echo as well as all of our regional titles, including the Waterford News & Star. This partnership with An Post came about because of the challenges of the pandemic, and we are very pleased to now offer every person in the country access to their preferred newspaper when they want it, delivered safely to their home. It’s a great demonstration of how business can respond in the face of adversity.”
Orders can be placed by visiting www.newsdelivery.ie