I used to buy an awful lot from the UK that was sent by Royal Mail and delivered by An Post in Ireland. A few years ago if an item was dispatched on Monday from the UK, I would be confident of receiving it on Wednesday or Thursday. In recent years it has seemed to have gotten much slower. Last week an item was sent by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed to my address in Dublin. It was sent on a Tuesday and I was expecting it on Thursday. Royal Mails website states that International Tracked and Signed gets ‘priority handling’
When I saw the letter was scanned in Heathrow Worldwide DC on very early Wednesday morning I expected it to show up on An Post Tracking on Wednesday evening or worst case Thursday. However, it wasn’t scanned in until Saturday and was then delivered Monday Morning. I suppose 4 working days isn’t too bad however I would have expected it to be a lot quicker.