2015: The Year that Eircode Began

Posted by Kaity Klonowski | Jul 10, 2020


The year it all started!

Did you know that before 2015, Ireland was one of the few developed countries that didn't have a defined postal system? It’s true! 

Over 35% of properties in Ireland share their address with at least one other property. That's 800,000 non-unique addresses in Ireland, meaning that they have no house name o​r number.  

Eircode was specifically designed to overcome Ireland’s unique addressing problem. Unlike other countries where postcodes define a cluster or group of addresses, in Ireland a unique Eircode is assigned to each residential and business address. This removes the guesswork from finding addresses and makes it easier than ever to send and receive post and deliveries!  

For us, Eircode was one of the stories that defined 2015.  Since its launch it is now so widely used in Ireland it’s hard to recall what life was like before it.  Let’s take a look back at 2015 and all the other things happening that year.  

2015 Highlights: 

- Enda Kelly is Taoiseach
- Greek financial crisis is ongoing
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in cinemas 
- Black hole discovered in Milky way V404 Cygni system
- Birdman wins Best Picture at the Oscars 
- ‘Go Set a Watchman' and 'The Girl on the Train' are top books of the year 
- The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is #1 Video Game in the world 
- Ireland is the first country to legalise same sex marriage by popular vote
- Uptown Funk! By Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars is song of the year 
- Caitlyn Jenner introduces herself to the world
- Leonard Nimoy passes away
- Fallout 4 is released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
- Season 5 Finale of Game of Thrones (with that Jon Snow Ending)
- Slow Mo Guys are one of the top Youtube Creators of the year 
- Wimbledon - Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer in the men's singles in four sets to claim his third title
- Hamilton starts on Broadway 
- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completes a historic flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons 

Autoaddress in 2015 

- 700k lookups a month – now we have over 12 million a month! 
- Dozens of clients – now we have ​hundreds, in sectors ranging from insurance, logistics, delivery, ecommerce, government, telecomms, and more!


It’s been a great 5 years for Eircode and Autoaddress, and we’re looking forward to many more. With an increase in the need for accurate customer and location data, support for an expanding deliveries network and all the other growth opportunities  Ireland, we can only imagine what the next 5 years has to offer – but we know it’s going to be good!  

Want to walk into the future with Autoaddress? Let us help you Eircode enable your business today – get in touch!  

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