Watch Minister White give a speech to the Dail where he pretends to give a shit about our emergency services and their integration with Eircode.
The Postcode Working Group which reported in 2005 actually recommended a good postcode design but every useful feature has been stripped out of it and Eircode now exists only as a billing database for Irish Water.
The reality is that An Post wont even use Eircode and the lack of any suitable feature for reporting non-dwelling emergencies will cost lives.
A quality postcode technology called Loc8 code was offered to the state for free but Labour chose Irish Water billing ability over the optimum code for our emergency services.
in fact Eircode is so shite that the consortium currently being paid €27 million to roll it out, have designed an independent second postcode because they know Eircode is going to be a flop….enjoy.