Sinn Féin in Derry has launched its annual Christmas postal service.
The party has organised its own post service for Christmas cards in Derry for more than 30 years.
This year’s postal service was launched at the Rath Mór Sinn Féin office by councillors Patricia Logue and Colly Kelly.
Colr. Kelly said the stamps for this year’s service will commemorate the mass escape from Long Kesh prison in 1983 when 38 prisoners broke out of the high security jail.
Speaking after the launch, colr. Kelly said; “The annual Sinn Féin post has been a feature of the Christmas period in Derry now for over thirty years and I would encourage people to make use of it.
“Christmas cards will be delivered to any part of Derry City for the minimal price of 20p.
“The theme of this year’s stamp is the 30th Anniversary of the 1983 Great Escape from Long Kesh,” he explained.
Colr. Kelly encouraged people to use the postal service, which will being in the city from today.
“Cards can be left at the Sinn Féin constituency Office on the Racecourse Road Shantallow, at the new Ráth Mór office on Eastway and at the European constituency office on Spencer Road, Waterside.
“The post will operate from Tuesday 10th until 12noon Thursday, 19th December,” colr. Kelly added.