Social media has been flooded with queries as to why a number of An Post post boxes in Dublin have been painted red.
Well now it seems we have an answer why they have gone back to their original British colour. According to An Post the spraying campaign is all aid of the upcoming 1916 Easter Rising celebrations.
The whole confusing colour change was explained by the postal service in their ‘did you know’ section of their website. An Post say: “When Ireland was ruled by Britain, all the post boxes were red just like the ones you see in London. Once Ireland won independence all the post boxes were painted green.”
It is understood the new red boxes display a word and a text number, which people can then us to access video clips and information of what would have been happening in the exact same spot in 1916.