Sunday March 29, 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
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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