An Post has come up with an initiative that will allow homeless people access services like opening bank accounts.
Under the new scheme, homeless people will be offered a fixed postal address at their local post office.
This means people in emergency accommodation will have an address to which they can receive mail like medical appointments, school correspondence and job applications.
The service called Address Point will be introduced in the coming weeks .
A spokesperson for An Post told Independent.ie: "This will provide a service for people who are in temporary accommodation who need a secure mailing address to receive post such as school correspondence, medical appointments or to apply for a job.
"We will be working with a number of service providers and and homeless charities - on a nationwide basis."
The names of the homeless charities which will lease with An Post on the scheme have yet to be announced.
The Address Point service was announced yesterday as part of a huge rebrand by the Irish postal service to celebrate a strong year in 2018.
The company indicated revenue growth of 7% to 897m as global decline in letters was offset by a 40% volume growth in parcels.
The combination of increased revenue and cost control measures saw profits at An Post up from 8m in 2017 to 40m in 2018.
The company unveiled a brand new logoand two new sub-brands.
An Post Moneybrings together an expanded suite of financial services including credit cards, personal loans, current account (debit card) and multi-currency FX cards.
And An Post Commerce is a new business-to-business brand, which provides e-commerce, mails and mail media solutions for domestic and international businesses
Commenting at the launch yesterday, David McRedmond, CEO of An Post said: "An Posts move into a new world of e-commerce and financial services has delivered great results in 2018. The transformation has been achieved through big moves: fixing our core economics, building a great team, delivering breakthrough deals, and now reinvigorating our brand. I acknowledge the tremendous effort of all An Posts employees to deliver great results and lasting change."