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Eircode has messed everything up.

  • 12-04-2022 5:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭

    I am renewing my learner bus permit and the damn eircode system is after changing my address from what I've used all my life.

    Government letters that arrive to me are still using the original address before the cursed eircode system had to come in.

    I can't change the eircode address.

    I guess I'm gonna have to try and change the address myself now or what are people doing in this situation?


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,486 ✭✭✭✭L1011

    In what way is the eircode address wrong?

    Plenty of people used informal versions of their address for years / decades without issue but, excepting for some errors, the eircode address is the actual postal address

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭jimbob1982

    This is my address that I used for years :

    R........ e

    B........ a

    New....... west

    Co. Limerick.

    The eircode has :

    Old m...



    You get the idea. It's nothing like the original. It's fine for locals. They'll know but what about official documents?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,530 ✭✭✭Car99

    Why dont you change your address with NDLS and ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,567 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard

    So just don't use your Eircode? I never use mine.

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,486 ✭✭✭✭L1011

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,305 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    I fail to see the problem here. I used an informal address all my life until the eircode came in and I realised it was wrong. I now use the correct postal one, though sometimes I use the old one.

    Post always arrives either way.

    You have a non-issue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭jimbob1982

    It's more for proof of address purposes guys. Other than that, I couldn't care less.

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭Margaret Clarke

    My home address (my parents’ address in Ireland) would be like

    25 Riverville, Oaktown, Co. Bertie *

    According to Eircode, it’s exactly the same.

    According to the register of electors my address is:

    25 Rivervile, Cottage Street, Oaktown, Co. Bertie.*

    There is a subtle spelling difference between the two and the register of electors has an extra line. No idea where it came from.

    *Not even remotely my address 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,455 ✭✭✭...Ghost...

    It's a bit of a joke sometimes. My eircode address shows as street, estate, county rather than street, town, county. When getting insurance quotes or online deliveries which use eircode, I get street, wrong town, county. The wrong town is even covered by a different local authority.

    Stay Free

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭jimbob1982

    Ya well, the bin lorry thought Newcastlewest was in Co. Kerry and not Limerick so as Axl Rose says "Tell me who you gonna believe" 😂😂

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,567 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard

    Again, nothing to do with Eircode. Just use whatever address you've always used.