Alan Kelly, Minister for Public & Commuter Transport has welcomed the news that the green light has been given by Government to a new modern postcode system for Ireland, which will make it easier for post, parcels and other services to reach local households.
“The new postcode system, championed by my colleague Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, is the most advanced of its kind in Europe and the first of it’s kind in Europe and the first in the world to use unique identifier codes.
“Under the new system, every household and premises in County Tipperary will now get its own easy-to-remember 7 or 8 character code. Not only will it improve the delivery of post and parcels to homes and businesses, but it will also make it easier for public services such as ambulances to find locations in remote areas.
“The new system will have a particular impact in rural Ireland, where one-third of all homes have ambiguous addresses that can only be interpreted by someone with local knowledge. From now on, a household’s unique code is all that needs to be given to a pizza delivery man, an online store or an ambulance dispatcher, removing the potential for any ambiguity or confusion that might arise.
“I am pleased that my colleague Minister Rabbitte has recognised the problems experienced by many rural dwellers when it comes to receiving
post and other services to their doors, and that he has acted to solve these. It is just one of a number of smart initiatives being pioneered at the moment by Minister Rabbitte, who has a strong track record in delivering for local communities. For example, the Minister’s ‘Better
Energy’ scheme is an excellent example of a programme under his Department which directly benefits Irish families by making homes warmer.
“The new system will be up and running in spring 2015 and I am confident that it will assist in the provision of public and public sector services in the local area.” .”