• What is Eircode?

    Posted by Kaity Klonowski | Apr 06, 2020

    The creation and introduction of the Eircode was a game-changer for Irish addressing. Before 2015, Ireland was one of the few developed countries that didn't have a defined postal system. Part of the complexity involved the fact that over 35% of properties share their address with at least one other property.

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  • How To Improve Your Deliveries

    Posted by Kaity Klonowski | Mar 30, 2020

    Ensure you reach the right address, every time. The wrong address will drive up costs and drive down your reputation; especially now, when the importance of delivery has never been greater. Businesses and organisations rely on fast and accurate delivery information - yet, 1 in 20 online orders never reach their destination.

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  • Autoaddress acquires Data Ireland

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Mar 26, 2019

    Autoaddress, the leading supplier of Eircode Address Solutions in Ireland, has acquired Data Ireland, the leading provider of business and consumer data.

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  • Eircode Q218 Housing Supply Update

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Aug 08, 2018

    There really isn't any good news in these figures, the increase in available residential units is insufficient to meet demand, and the rate of increase is not enough to provide optimism that it will meet demand this year. There was an increase of 4,563 residential ​units in the second quarter, with a further 10,285 under construction. This compares with 3,581 new residential units in the same quarter last year (increase of 27%) and 6,189 under construction (increase of 66%).

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  • Eircode at Three: the quiet success story

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Jul 10, 2018

    As Eircode celebrates its third birthday on 13th July we review the two most common Eircode questions: how often is it used, and who is using it?
    Our customers ​made over 100 million Eircode address lookups in the past year. The vast majority of these are via our real-time address capture control deployed on Customer websites.
    This compares with 35 million in the prior 12 month period, a year-on-year increase of 188%
    Our mobile app continues to go from strength to strength, used regularly by twelve thousand courier/delivery drivers every month

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  • Eircode Q118 Housing Supply Update

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | May 14, 2018

    There was an increase of 3,867 residential ​units in the first quarter, with a further 9,266 under construction. This compares with 3,452 new residential units in the same quarter last year (increase of 12%) and 5,875 under construction (increase of 57.7%). The good news is there is a marked increase in construction activity, the bad news is that it has yet to translate into a marked increase in available residential units.

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  • Serverless in GIS

    Posted by Caoimhín Blake | Mar 07, 2018

    Autoaddress has leveraged serverless architecture to generate and serve spatial data, provide real-time API status on a map display and process batch file requests. All achieved with lower cost, reduced maintenance, improved stability and instantaneous scalability when compared with traditional cloud GIS server-based solutions.

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  • Eircode Q417 Housing Supply Update

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Mar 07, 2018

    We have analysed the Eircode Address Database (Quarter 4 2017) to ​establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland in 2017. There was an increase of 4,372 residential addresses from October to ​December. The full year increase in residential units for 2017 was 16,047, with a further 8,158 under construction. This compares with figures of 14,889 and 5,387 for 2016, an increase of ​7.8% in new residential units with a ​51% increase in units under construction. The breakdown by County...

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  • What can we learn from the recent Black Friday weekend?

    Posted by Monika Ghita | Dec 06, 2017

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a global sensation over the past few years. For decades it has been a store-based American holiday and now, with the popularity of online shopping, it has taken over the world, with shoppers getting great deals from the convenience of their computer screens.

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  • Eircode Administrative Boundaries Update

    Posted by Pat Donnelly | Dec 04, 2017

    One of the most useful tables in the Eircode Address Database is the ADMINISTRATIVE_INFO table. You can determine if a building is in a Gaeltacht area, or what Local Authority its in. Most usefully you can use it to link to the Census to get information at Electoral Division and Small Area level. We have incorporated the latest data that provides compatibility with Census 2016, you'll need to make a minor change to how you call our API to upgrade to the latest data.
    When Eircode was launched the latest Census was 2011. Census 2016 has been released and Eircode have added fields to the latest ADMINISTRATIVE_INFO table to return both the original administrative data related to Census 2011 and updated data provided by Ordnance Survey that relates to Census 2016.
    As described in the Eircode Product Guide and Release Notes for Q317 the existing fields have been overwritten with the new 2017 data. The previous data is now stored in separate columns with _2015_ added to the column name. This is a major change, but it was well flagged in the Q217 release notes by Eircode.

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