This is very much a delayed post as I have been travelling. In July, An Post launched a US Address with their AddressPal service. With this new service, you can get parcels delivered to an address in New Jersey, USA where it will be opened, customs forms completed and then sent on to Ireland. It will then be delivered to your address by An Post. This service starts at €15.99 for up to 2KG. I have not used the service yet so I can’t give my personal experience of how it works.
Previously AddressPal didn’t offer a home delivery service, instead you picked up the parcel from your selected Post Office. Now, with the US AddressPal it is delivered direct to your home, you cannot elect to pick it up from the post office. This home delivery is also optionally available for UK AddressPal parcels now, starting at €5.99. You must activate the US AddressPal service on your AddressPal account and add a credit card that will be charged the AddressPal fee. If you do sign up for US AddressPal, your UK Parcels will also be delivered to your home at the higher price. If you wish to have continue to collect UK AddressPal parcels from your selected post office and also use US AddressPal service, you will need to sign up two different AddressPal accounts.