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For Written Answer on : 27/04/2023
Question Number(s): 171 Question Reference(s): 19756/23
Department: Environment, Climate and Communications
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for the Environment; Climate and Communications the measures that have been brought forward by his Department to increase the allocation frequency of eircodes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Since the launch, Eircode use, as part of an address, continues to grow strongly among the public and businesses. In recognition of the fact that earlier assignment of Eircodes for new builds is desirable I requested An Post, Tailte Éireann, An Post GeoDirectory and Capita, supported by my officials, to increase the frequency of Eircode assignment for new builds from quarterly to a monthly basis.  

Capita released the first monthly assignment of Eircodes in March and each new Eircode is published on the Eircode Finder app. In addition, a notification letter will be issued to the property occupant containing the new Eircode of that address and an updated Eircode Database file is provided to licensed business organisations for their use.