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20 Jan 2022

If you ever have to make a 112 / 999 call, be sure to provide your Eircode as the National Ambulance Service use Eircode to help them, find you.

A Public Service Announcement is currently airing on RTÉ television and radio as a reminder that using your Eircode in an emergency situation can help the National Ambulance Service find you faster.

Over 35% of addresses in Ireland are non-unique, where there is no house name or number. A lot of people may use different versions of an address. This can make it difficult for those delivering goods and services or even responding to an emergency to find the correct location of an address. Many of these are in rural locations and getting to them without an Eircode can be a real challenge requiring detailed and lengthy directions.

One of the many benefits of Eircode is that although your address may not have a unique name or number the Eircode is unique, thus helping someone travelling to the address identify the correct location faster. This can be particularly useful in an emergency situation as providing an Eircode in addition to an address can help the Emergency Call Taker and Medical Dispatcher swiftly and accurately identify a caller’s location.

If you need help finding an Eircode you can contact us by email at or by phone on 0818 300 005 or 01 901 2232 to speak to one of our team.