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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Eircode, the ONLY Postcode In The World IGNORED By The Postal Service

Eircode Postcode Design & Related Justification By Designer Are Technically & Legally Unsound

Yesterday, Pat Donnelly of Autoaddress, a company which is part of the Capita consortium that designed and delivered Eircode, wrote in a blog post that it was not possible to have included useful localities in the Eircode design. Eircode has no localities and this is contrary to the legal requirement for a National postcode as

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In response to Autoaddress Blog “What has Eircode ever done for us?”

Why What3Words is a Disaster.Disaster.Disaster

WHAT3WORDS CONFUSION NOT SUITABLE FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE Read any manual or ask anyone involved in emergency communications and they will tell you that there is one over-riding principal and that is to keep communications short and to the point. Yet, in recent weeks we have started to hear from some associated with the Eircode letterbox

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Why does Minister Denis Naughten TD support Eircode?

Minister Denis Naughten is only in office one month & eleven days but the senior DCENR staffers appear to have convinced him that useless random Eircode is a great idea. This is despite the fact that after a spend of at least €38 million (€20 million over budget) a recent poll showed approximately 80% of people either don’t

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Why Google CANNOT legally use Eircode

Why No Google Support for Eircode? It is almost 17 months since those behind Eircode claimed impending Google Maps support for the postcode in an Oireachtas hearing. Former Minister Alex White again claimed Google support “within weeks” in January 2016 but it has never happened. Why have Google & SatNav manufacturers not supported Eircode? Aside

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Will DOB’s Lucy Gaffney get to head RTE thanks to Eircode?

Folks we couldn’t figure out why Independent Newspapers, Newstalk & Today FM were giving Minister Alex White TD such an easy ride on the Eircode fiasco. We thought that perhaps it was just too technical for their journalists & presenters to understand. Then we found out that word had come from on high to hacks in the Indo that they

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Voters of Dublin Rathdown please give this Donkey a black eye on Friday…

Voters of #DublinRathdown please give this DONKEY a black eye on Friday the 26th #Eircode @AlexWhiteTD @labour #GE16

Sean O’Rourke doesn’t know what a Tracker Mortgage is…

RTE’s Sean O’Rourke showed this morning that while he may have a political questioning edge he definitely doesn’t have an edge when it comes to probing anything remotely technical.  Minister Alex White TD knows this and was allowed waffle his usual red herring of “we can’t have a sequenced post code”. In fairness he got

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What did Labour deliver with Eircode ?

What we have got is an very conspicuous Labour Party collaboration, apparently aimed at denying Ireland and its people access to a useful postcode in order to ensure the competitive benefit of An Post and the employment benefits of the CWU and its members. Minister Pat Rabbitte agreed a major departure from the terms of

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