Six months on, people still confounded by Eircode systemBy
It cost millions, but Eircode’s trumpeted benefits for business have not happened
Although we can’t claim to have predicted the lukewarm reception of the Eircode in our article on the subject in last Summer’s newsletter, we did point out the weak points of the system, and they are appearing in droves. This was in fact a “half-way there” solution which was clearly the result of a botched process of development and an approval process that had not clearly articulated what the system was supposed to accomplish. If the goal was to just give every building an identity number, it worked. If it was supposed to be a useful tool to deliver the post, goods and emergency services, it isn’t. The Post and the express industry was quite clear in pointing this out before the system’s development was approved.
If after six months the population still isn’t using the Eircode on their Christmas cards and packages, despite a broad public outreach, you’ve failed.