• Petitioned An Post

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An Post

Take Plants off the prohibited list

    1. Bill Hunter
    2. Petition by

      Bill Hunter

      Oldcastle, Ireland

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February 2013

Victory

From Bill Hunter: As a very small business we were in danger of being closed down by this prohibition. We brought it to the attention of other gardeners, both amateur and professional about how it was going to affect their business or hobby, both in Ireland and the rest of the World.

It is preventing me from operating my small business, also it could cost the jobs of many people across Ireland. People in the Republic of Ireland that work in the horticultural industry are being prevented from offering competition to other countries within the EU.

To:
An Post
Take Plants off the prohibited list

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Plants removed!

      Bill Hunter
      Petition organiser

      I'm happy to inform everyone that during a telephone call from An Post this morning Friday 15th February, they have decided to remove plants from the prohibited list.
      We want to thank everyone who signed this petition for their support. The horticulture industry in Ireland no longer finds itself under threat from An Post.
      Thank you everyone, our collective voices have been heard.

    2. More needed

      Bill Hunter
      Petition organiser

      Many thanks to all my supporters out there, although An Post has agreed to review the prohibited list with plants in particular, we need to keep asking people to sign up and keep doing so until we are actually told plants are coming off. We can do this, we must do this for all jobs in the horticulture industry.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Latest good news from An Post

      Bill Hunter
      Petition organiser

      An Post made the following comment on Facebook
      "Hello Bill, Thank you for your comments. These, and those comment of others have been passed on to the relevant department and they have committed to liaising with our carriers and undertaking a review of the prohibited items list, relating to plants in particular."

    5. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Eleanor Jones BANBURY (UK), UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      As an orchid collector, I am now unlikely to spend my money with Irish business.

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    • Howard Frost DRUMSHANBO, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      This is prohibiting free trade. We would be the only ones in the EU where plants cannot be send via their countrys postal service. Once plants have been checked and brought into the eu, they can be shipped anywhere in the EU. Having to use couriers will severely affect this country's economy.

      I was unaware of this. Many thanks Bill

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    • Kelly Sealey NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I collect orchids and would prefer to buy them more locally and keep British money in Britain.

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    • Mark Garvey DULEEK, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      This is prohibiting free trade. We would be the only ones in the EU where plants cannot be send via their countrys postal service. Once plants have been checked and brought into the eu, they can be shipped anywhere in the EU. Having to use couriers will severely affect this countrys economy.

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    • Maureen Knight ALTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      It's good to have the opportunity to buy plants from Ireland. Why are they being punished for working and supporting themselves and their families and therefore their country not vice versa!

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