Changes to Postcode Requirements for Shipments to the Republic of Ireland

You may be aware that The Republic of Ireland has a postcode system called EIRCODE which provides a seven-character alpha-numeric postcode that is unique to a residential or business address and its geographic location.

As of July 2nd 2023, the inclusion of postcodes for shipments entering the Republic of Ireland will become mandatory on all Ireland services. Our carrier API’s will only allow a successful booking if a valid EIRCODE postcode is included in all shipments to/from the Republic of Ireland from this date. Failure to have a full and accurate EIRCODE postcode may result in booking failures, delays or returned shipments. As such, we recommend making changes to your front end where appropriate to ensure this is a mandatory field, if not already.

You can find more information on EIRCODE via this link.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to your usual ILG contact.