Councillor says Eircode problem with Irish language addresses should have been rectified

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The Communications Minister is defending the new national postcode system as accurate   despite a number of complaints. Many members of the public have been pointing out problems with the 27 million euro ‘Eircode’ service – including it locating Shannon Airport in Co Limerick instead of Co Clare. The new service is optional and won t replace any existing lines of addresses – and Eircode says 2-point-2 million individual numbers will be posted to properties in the coming days. Minister Alex White says the system is efficient – despite early concerns. [audio_player src=””] A Kerry councillor has said that problems with Irish language addresses in the new Eircode system should have been addressed before it was launched. It’s reported that as many as 50,000 place-names in the Irish language will not have an Eircode under the new regime. Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge said the problem was acknowledged by the Department of Communications earlier this year but that they are unwilling to spend €200,000 to rectify the issue. Michael O'Shea. 1 Fianna Fáil councillor, Michael O’Shea says that with all the millions spent on the scheme, the matter should have been addressed before now: [audio_player src=””]