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11 Jul 2017

Eircode and the AA Point the Way

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Pictured at the Ordnance Survey Office in Phoenix Park, Liam Duggan, Managing Director, Eircode and Joe Langan, Business Services, the AA, point the way to events this summer with the help of some friends! AA signage now features Eircodes pinpointing major nationwide locations and events. 

July 11th 2017: The Eircode system, a seven character code assigned to digitally identify every address in Ireland makes life a little more straightforward for Irish citizens.  The Automobile Association (AA) is known for providing reliable traffic information, automobile breakdown services and insurance policies.  This summer the AA is including Eircodes on its signage to make it as easy as possible for event goers to find a destination.

Festivals, including Longitude, and events such as the Southern Bride Show in Cork and the Open Regional Qualifying in Ballybunion, are among many venues that will now include the Eircode on AA signage.  People can simply input an Eircode into the AA Routeplanner app - but not whilst driving - to get directions to a destination. 

Using the Eircode system is a simple way of standardising individual addresses so that locations can be pinpointed more easily, for example by the National Ambulance Service.  Eircode simplifies route planning for both the public and businesses and enables  accurate and efficient provision of goods and services.  

Since its introduction, Eircode has been embraced by many companies including Tesco, Musgrave, Domino’s Pizza, Sky, Campus Oil, Power City, Currys PC World, and Virgin Media ; the leading courier and deliveries companies, Nightline Group and Fastway Couriers; and Task, a leading  provider of alarm systems. 

Liam Duggan, MD, Eircode, said:

“We are delighted that the AA is embracing the Eircode system.  The AA is a renowned organisation for providing reliable services and support to the drivers of Ireland and its use of the Eircode system will further bolster and enhance that offering.” 

Joe Langan, Business Services, AA Ireland, said:

The AA is always keen to offer motorists the best of what is on offer whether that’s traffic information, breakdown services, or insurance policies.  We are very pleased to be able to provide our customers, and the motorists of Ireland with an efficiency and accuracy tool such as the Eircode system”. 

Eircode   has also been adopted by Government departments and agencies such as the Central Statistics Office, the Companies Registration Office, Geological Survey Ireland, the National Ambulance Service, the National Broadband Plan, National Transport Authority, Post Logistics, Waterford City & County Council and Student Universal Support Ireland. Utilising the accuracy of Eircode helps these types of organisations to enhance the service they provide to the public. 

For more information on Eircode and to use the Eircode Finder, visit 

For more information on the AA and to use the Roadwatch and Routeplanner app, visit