EIR Code.


2015 saw the start of EIRCODE, a mail code intended to meet the unique complexities of Irish mail. This program assigns a unique code to every dwelling in the country, from the lonely cottage in Donegal to the maze of buildings in Dublin.

This system allows mechanization, not only of mail sorting, but also mail delivery. Instead of a postperson having to spend hours sorting mail for their delivery route, the mail is presorted to give them the mail in delivery sequence. While this requires the deliverer to walk a specified route, it selects the optimum route. This results in the capability to expand route with a corresponding savings in manpower. This system also reduces the number of times a letter is sorted since the output from the Integrated Mail Centers is given to regional offices in delivery route sequence, for example, rather than just the mail for Limerick which then must be resorted. The result is faster delivery service.

The flyer shown as Figure 1 was distributed to all users. The benefits are annunciated the benefits in both Irish and English. Most importantly, it gave a card (Figure 2) for that individual location to remind the occupant.


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Annual ÉPA Virtual Meeting

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

Due to Covid 19 concerns, the NOJEX ÉPA Annual General Meeting has  been cancelled.  Since this is our opportunity to get together at our annual meeting, we are instead taking steps to set up a Zoom meeting, as many philatelic societies have done.  The date will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT), and it will include a Power Point presentation by Robert Benninghoff entitled Border between Two Irelands.  All members with email addresses will be invited to join by our Vice President Mike Canavan (michaelscanav