An Post announces the winning entries for its 1987 competition to design new 'Love' stamps for St Valentine's Day .

Chairman of An Post Feargal Quinn told reporter Kevin O’Connor that by buying a Love stamp, people can tell others that they love them, not only on St Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year as well.

An Post hope to sell 6 million stamps and make a profit of £1.5 million, but Quinn says this all depends on the Irish nation, 

...Proving itself to be as romantic as I personally believe they are.

Prize money was awarded to the two competition winners.  Seven year old Tara Collins said she would spend the prize money on art supplies, while art student Brigid Teehan had slightly more pressing financial concerns – paying the rent, and perhaps the purchase of a camera.

An RTÉ News report by Kevin O’Connor broadcast on 26 January 1987.