Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (257)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

257. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of a new Eircode (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5033/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

Eircodes 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, 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 address assigned an Eircode is published on the free to use Eircode Finder website and a notification letter issued to the occupant containing the Eircode of that address.

My Department has requested Eircode to contact and liaise directly with the individual regarding the assignment of an Eircode to this non-unique address.