Eircode is shaping up to be another massive waste of taxpayers money like eVoting & PPARS. Irish citizens, businesses, emergency services & visitors deserve better than Eircode, Ireland deserves a 21st century postcode alternative...IT IS NOT TO LATE TO CHANGE THE CODE. In 2015 Ireland is getting a new postcode system called Eircode. There has been no meaningful consultation on the format of Eircode, there has been no meaningful testing of Eircode, emergency services representatives say Eircode will cost lives, freight transport representatives say Eircode is not fit for purpose and GPS manufacturers say they are unlikely to support Eircode.

What's Wrong With Eircodes?

"Eircode will help the public, businesses and public bodies to locate every individual address (letterbox) in the State" boasts the Eircode website. So for property tax, water charges and TV licence Eircodes are ideal.

Road traffic accident, hillwalking heart attack, missing persons, report missing ringbuoy, report bad pothole, report storm damage to utility companies...FORGET ABOUT IT EIRCODES NO USE.

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What's Right with Loc8 codes?

Loc8 Codes are Ireland's first All-Ireland Location Codes; a smarter form of postcode for use with modern technology. You can easily find a Loc8 Code for ANY location on the island of Ireland north or south.

Ideal for emergency services and with extensive Sat Nav support, Loc8 codes are the low cost, low maintenance postcode alternative for the 21st century.

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Naughten uses Public Funds for Personal Political Gain!

On the 16th of June 2016 Minister Denis Naughten made a bold claim in the Dáil that Eircode was saving lives. Subsequently on the 21st of June 2016 The Journal ran a FactCheck article finding that "Denis Naughten could not provide evidence to support his claim"

On the 29th of June just 2 weeks after Minister Naughten misled the Dáil public funds are used by the same minister to try reverse his FactCheck embarrassment.

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Revealed: Duckett’s Grove has no Eircode as ambulance arrival delayed during incident

APPEAL FOR CARLOW COUNTY COUNCIL TO GET AN EIRCODE FOR DUCKETT’S GROVE http://www.loc8.ie/R3L-07-ND8 Duckett’s Grove in Carlow has no Eircode which caused an ambulance’s arrival to be delayed during an incident recently.  Cllr Will Paton has brought the matter to the attention of Carlow County Council and appealed to them to urgently get an Eircode

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Alex the “Pantry Boy” wants to be an MEP

Alex White puts name forward to run as Labour MEP in 2019 elections Former communications minister and ex-Labour leadership contender Alex White has formally put his name forward to run as an MEP for the party in next year’s European parliament elections, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith. In an e-mail to supporters on New Year’s Day,

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Anyone out there still wondering why Eircode was only for dwellings ???

New report says household charge should replace TV licence – 2 years after plan was shelved A REPORT HAS recommended that the TV licence fee be replaced with a broadcasting charge which would apply to every household “consuming media, regardless of the technology used”. This would mean any household with a device that can view

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Will €50 million Eircode help with Hurricane Ophelia aftermath?

What’s wrong with Eircode when it comes to storm aftermath? Zero use for reporting or navigating to downed trees. Zero use for reporting or navigating to downed power lines. Zero use for reporting or navigating to washed away bridges. Zero use for reporting damaged local authority infrastructure. Zero use for reporting damaged transport company infrastructure.

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Ambulances ‘losing critical time’ by lack of sat nav equipment

Critical time is being lost by ambulances travelling to accidents and other emergencies because they are not fitted with sat nav equipment, the Sunday Independent has learned. Paramedics are now using Google Maps on their personal mobile phones due to the lack of an on-board navigation system. And National Ambulance Service personnel are even forced

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The Great #Eircode Robbery

I met the postman on the street this morning on his round delivering the mail and I asked him a question. ‘Are there many people using Eircode?’ ‘Very few. We don’t use it unless somebody posts a letter with just the Eircode and no accurate address, then we would have to look it up on

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An Post confirms staff ignore Eircode in deliveries

An Post has confirmed that its staff does not use Eircode when delivering letters and parcels door to door, writes Joe Leogue of the Irish Examiner. The clarification comes following criticism from Fianna Fáil Communications Spokesperson Timmy Dooley, who said he received a complaint from a person who had a confidential letter delivered incorrectly to

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An Post confirms staff do not use Eircode system for local deliveries

Simply inconceivable that company does not use codes for mail, says Fianna Fáil’s Dooley From the Irish Times An Post has confirmed its local delivery staff do not use the State’s new Eircode system developed at a cost of €38 million. This is despite the fact that An Post franks letters with a reminder to

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Eircode owner, UK multinational Capita PLC, is being lined up to collect the TV Licence

It takes a particular kind of political stupidity to be responsible for An Post, recognise that it is barely a viable commercial entity, contribute to discussions on how offices can be kept open and at the same time make plans to take away a very large State contract! Naughten is poorly advised by Departmental Officials

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