Author Archives: Get Lost Eircodes

Was the 24 hour Eircode website outage a DDOS attack?

Has our national postcode just recovered from a day long Denial Of Service attack or is there another reason has been down for the best part of 24 hours. Remember the National Ambulance Service has pledged full support to this fragile database driven postcode and it is only a matter of time before the

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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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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