Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (519)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

519. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the provision of an Eircode for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47366/19]

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 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. 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 licensed businesses for their use.

Eircode have advised my officials that the individual in question's address (details supplied) has been assigned an Eircode and is now published on the Eircode Finder website. Also, a notification letter has been issued to the individual in question containing the Eircode of the 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 95,300 property addresses have been assigned an Eircode since the launch in 2015.