Saturday August 8, 2020

Emer McLysaght: Don’t throw the Eircode out with the bathwater

The system may be annoyingly hard to remember, but it works – as I found out almost to my cost over the Christmas

23rd February, 2020
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Eircode means that people whose address is just Name, Vague Townland, Slightly Nearby Village, County, now actually receive their post

This past Christmas, my mother decided to order a few bits online. As is the custom with many mothers and the internet, I had to do the actual ordering, the checking out and the paying, but I warned her that I would be putting her own address in as the place to send the goods. I had enough internet purchases bouncing around the freight channels without adding more parcels to worry about intercepting.

My mother,...

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