I propose to take Questions Nos. 413 and 415 together.
A procurement process for a national postcode system is currently under way. The process commended last year with the publication of a pre-qualification questionnaire on the e-tenders website www.etenders.gov.ie for the appointment of a postcode management licence holder. Since then intensive work has taken place on the procurement process on what is an extremely complex national project.
The final decision on whether to proceed with the implementation of a national postcode will be one for Government and will be based on appropriate financial, technical and operational considerations. This decision will be made later this year.