Eircode has finally arrived… but some people are REALLY not happy


Earlier today, as you may have heard, Ireland introduced an official postcode system. Lucky us! We got there eventually.

The system, which has been almost a decade in the making, has cost the country an awful lot of money. In fact, Eircode is reported to have set the nation back €27m.

That’s a lot of new shoes, just saying.

Ireland is one of the last developed countries in the world to adopt the postcode system (oopsies). It is hoped that for those living in rural ares, the introduction of the Eircode system will make it easier for your postman or a courier service to find your house. Hopefully.

Under the new system, your seven digit code is broken into two parts. The first part is the location identifiers and the second four are the unique codes assigned to every property.

It sound quite straightforward and we reckon the good people of this nation wouldn’t have much hassle with the new system.

That does not seem to be the case according to the Twitter users of Ireland. The hashtag #eircode has been trending across the country since earlier today.

Many users are taking to social media to voice their confusion, surprise, disgust, and of course there’s the usual few who can’t help but make a joke of the whole ordeal. 

Oh dear.

You had one job Eircode, just one. 


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