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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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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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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 www.eircode.ie 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, the ONLY Postcode In The World IGNORED By The Postal Service

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

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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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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