Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Public Accounts Committee

2014 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
Chapter 13 - The Development of Eircode, the National Postcode System

10:00 am

Mr. Mark Griffin:

They have started using it since about last October. It has gone out in approximately 800,000 pieces of correspondence from the Revenue Commissioners. The Department of Social Protection, DSP, issues in the region of 400,000 pieces of Eircode-enabled correspondence per month. ESB-Electric Ireland will start issuing electricity bills with codes from next Monday. I think approximately 20,000 bills as part of its 650,000 billing cycle.