Using an Eircode
Addresses aren’t being changed or replaced, all you will need to do is to simply add the Eircode to the end of your current address.
Eircodes are not mandatory. However, there are many benefits to using an Eircode, such as allowing delivery and service companies to accurately identify addresses so your deliveries get to the right location and making it easier to shop online. It also makes it quicker and easier for medical emergency services to locate addresses.
If you receive any state benefits such as a pension, social welfare or a grant scheme, you do not need to do anything, these services will continue as normal.
Many retailers and organisations are busy updating their systems to recognise and accept an Eircode. Overtime, you will begin to see an Eircode being included on mail and you may be asked for an Eircode when arranging delivery of goods and services or when shopping online.