The cabinet have agreed this week to the rollout of a new national postcode system that will provide a unique seven character code to every property in Ireland by Spring 2015.
A consortium headed by Capita Ireland will develop, implement, and operate the new postcode system which will be the first in the world to have a unique code for each home.
The Postcode will be a 7 character code in the format A12 B3CD, with the first three characters relating to a general area or postal district in which the address is located. In Dublin, existing postal districts will appear as the first three characters of the new postcode.
The new system will finally bring Ireland in line with all other European countries where postcodes have been in place for many years. Householders will be informed of their postcode in early 2015.