In less than 18 months every household and premises in Donegal will have a new seven digit post code.
Labour Senator Jimmy Harte has welcomed news that the green light has been given by Government to a new modern post code system for Ireland which will make it easier for post, parcels and other services to reach local households now that we have entered the age of technology postcodes are needed more than ever.
“The new postcode system is the most advanced of its kind in Europe and the first in the world to use unique identifier codes. Under the new system, every household and premises in County Donegal will now get its own easy-to-remember 7 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,” he said.
He added that in rural Ireland the new codes will be particularly relevant: “The new system will have a particular impact in rural Ireland, where more than 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.