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One for the front door, one for the back: some people have been getting two Eircodes

Quite a few people have been send two Eircodes, in the weeks since the new system’s launch.

IRELAND’S NEW POSTCODE system was officially launched earlier this month.

The system means every dwelling in the country will have its own seven-digit code, and the new codes have been dropping through the letterboxes of homes and businesses over the last two weeks.

Some people, however, have been left mystified after receiving two codes for the one address.

And at least one homeowner was sent separate Eircodes for the front and back of his house:

In Downing’s case, the issue’s pretty straightforward.

“The back end of our house used to be an apartment in its own right years ago before we bought it,” he said.

Same thing happens with the TV licence and we’ve been onto An Post about it a few times before now.

Another reader who was sent two codes said she had checked the problem on the Eircode website, and appeared to have been assigned her neighbour’s house:

The woman who used to own our house has an Eircode for this house… But both came to this address.

People have been taking to Twitter to share similar problems.

It appears to have left quite a few people confused…

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The advice from the Department of Communications (who run Eircode)? Check with them in the first instance.

As in Downing’s case, the fact that the property may once have been two dwellings seems to be a pretty common issue.

According to a spokesperson:

“One potential explanation is that at some stage the house may have been two different properties and therefore there are two different addresses marked on the source address database provided by An Post Geodirectory and each one has been assigned an Eircode.

We would recommend that members of the public who have received two Eircode letters to get in touch with Eircode and we will be able to provide advice on each individual case.

Read: Ireland’s new postcode system launches today – here’s what you need to know

Read; Can an Eircode change your address? No – here’s why

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Daragh Brophy

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