Since the Eircode launch in July 2015, Eircode usage continues to grow and is used widely among the public, businesses and public sector. This, in part, can be seen by use of the free online Eircode Finder website with over 38 Million lookups since launch (figure to end Feb 2019), with 1.4 million lookups per month in 2018.
Members of the public do not pay for Eircode searches on the Eircode Finder website. This is a free public service provided by Eircode at https://finder.eircode.ie/#/. Eircode are advising members of the public who notice any suspicious sites or are concerned about how to check an Eircode on the Finder to contact them on 0818 300 005 or firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with one of their customer care team.
In July 2018, Amárach Research conducted Face-To-Face research in homes across the country to find out what householders thought of Eircodes three years after Eircodes launch. The research was done with a best practice nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults.
The research study, revealed 72% of Irish households have used their Eircode and 70% have used the unique address code system for online shopping.
69% of those surveyed find Eircode useful. 96% of householders, have heard of Eircode and 76% know that it is a unique code for each house or business in Ireland. 87% of householders either know their Eircode or have it to hand.
62% of householders use their Eircode when arranging deliveries or visits from trades people providing services like plumbing or electrical repairs.
Eircode is most often used by householders for online shopping 70%, sending letters or packages 63%, and finding locations with Google Maps 20%. Usage of Eircode is 50/50 male/female and usage is 81% among 18-44yrs and 63% 45yrs+.
Across Ireland usage of Eircode is 74% in Dublin, 73% in Leinster and 71% across Munster, Connacht and Ulster.
You can see these stats in the attached useful infographic. Property Marking Ireland.
Eircode have teamed up with not-for-profit company Property Marking Ireland and local communities, to roll out a nationwide property marking programme which aims to combat property theft and assist in the identification and return of stolen property.
Property that is marked with the Eircode is less attractive to thieves as it is difficult to sell and easier for An Garda Síochána to trace the owner.
Sat Navs and Eircodes. Eircodes are now fully integrated in Google Maps, enabling members of the Public and Businesses to use Google Maps to accurately locate addresses and get directions. TomTom, HERE Navigation and Garmin have also integrated the Eircode into their maps making it easier to find locations, enabling retailers to easily capture addresses and delivery agents to deliver to Irish households more reliably and efficiently.
The National Ambulance Service (NAS) integrated Eircodes into their Computer Aided Dispatch system and actively encourage people who are seeking an emergency ambulance to have their Eircode available to pass it on to the call taker. This means that the patient's address and the position of the nearest available ambulance can be accurately pinpointed on a digital map. This enables an ambulance to quickly and accurately be routed to someone in need of medical help.
The National Ambulance Service (NAS) are currently fitting their ambulances with Digital Mobile Data Systems (MDTs) that allows responding crews to have the call details sent to their MDT screens together with the Eircode and visual location data in map format to assist with ambulance arrival at the correct location. The MDT rollout of units installed in Ambulance vehicles is almost two thirds completed nationally.
Use the Eircode Finder to find your Eircode