Addresses that have no house name or number are known as
non-unique address and throughout Ireland there are approximately 800,000 of
these types of addresses. Typically, non-unique addresses are in rural locations
and in the past getting to them has been a challenge with the caller often having
to provide detailed and lengthy directions to get to a location.
Since August 2016 the National Ambulance Service (NAS) has been
using Eircodes to help make it quicker and easier to locate an address in an
emergency. Providing an Eircode in addition to an address can help the
Emergency Call Taker and Emergency Medical Dispatcher swiftly and accurately
identify a caller’s location.
To highlight the benefits of knowing your Eircode in an emergency situation, a Public Service Announcement is currently airing on RTÉ television and radio. The campaign acts as a timely reminder that knowing your Eircode can be very helpful in an emergency situation.
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0818 300 005 or 01 901 2232 to speak to one of our team.