Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Proposed Postcodes: Statements
Eamon Ryan (Minister, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Dublin South, Green Party)
This was a useful and important debate. I will take on board the concerns raised by Senators about the protection of county recognition, the requirement for An Post to be protected by not applying excessive costs and the need to deliver this system in a timely manner. As I acknowledged in my opening contribution, it has been a long and slow process but one which we are prepared to complete. I will introduce postcodes for the benefit of every citizen and the postal service and for the development of a range of other locational application devices used by a range of public service providers.