Written answers

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Postcode System

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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35. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of an Eircode application made by a person (details supplied); if he will ensure it is on the list to be released in February 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5272/22]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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Capita Business Support Services Ireland, trading as Eircode, assigns Eircodes to new property addresses using a valid postal address and verified geo-locations. An Post collects information on all new and existing buildings, as well as changes to existing addresses and Ordnance Survey Ireland provides the geo-locations for these buildings.  An Post GeoDirectory, a subsidiary company of An Post and Ordnance Survey Ireland, issue a new release of the GeoDirectory database file on a quarterly basis to Eircode in accordance with their licence agreement. Each new postal address assigned an Eircode is published on the free to use Eircode Finder website, a notification letter is issued to the property occupant containing the Eircode of that address and an updated Eircode Database is provided to licenced businesses for their use. Eircode have informed my officials that over 160,000 property addresses have been assigned an Eircode since the launch in 2015. An Post have informed my officials that the individual's address data has been recorded in the latest An Post database which An Post GeoDirectory release to Eircode on a quarterly basis.  My officials have requested Eircode to contact and liaise directly with the individual in question regarding the assignment of an Eircode for this new property address.


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