People in Galway who haven’t been using their Eircode have been urged to write it near the phone or memorise it.
Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon said that the Eircode system cuts down the amount of time it takes to find a person’s home for both emergencies and home deliveries.
Last month, a survey found that some 60% of people have either rarely or never used the Eircode system which was launched almost 5 years ago.
“While that may be the case,” said Minister Cannon, “the system has huge benefits especially in helping cut down on the amount of time it takes to find a person`s home.”
“Many retailers in this region of Galway are offering home delivery services and posting one`s Eircode near the phone at home will help with facilitating quicker home deliveries and also, should they arise, emergency situations.
“Consequently, I encourage all citizens and especially those who may not have used their unique Eircode up to now to ensure that they commit it to memory or post it in a prominent place near the phone which will cut down considerably on the time it takes to locate their home,” he added.