Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1234)

John McGuinness

Question:

1234. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an Eircode postcode will be issued to a person (details supplied); and the reason for the delay in the process. [18956/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Eircode postcodes are assigned to new property addresses using a valid postal address and verified geo-locations. An Post collects information on 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, issue a new release of the GeoDirectory database file on a quarterly basis to Capita Business Support Services Ireland, trading as Eircode, in accordance with their licence agreement.

Eircode have advised my officials that the individual in question's address has been assigned an Eircode and is now published on the Eircode Finder website. Also, a notification letter will be issued to the individual in question containing the Eircode of their address and a member of Eircode’s customer service team will make contact with the individual directly to confirm the Eircode and answer any subsequent questions.

Eircode have informed my Department that 78,400 addresses have been assigned an Eircode since the launch in 2015.

My officials are working with An Post, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), An Post GeoDirectory and Capita to improve and expedite the process of assigning Eircodes for new build properties.