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8 arguments for and against postcodes in Ireland

Change is good. Or is it?

THE POSTCODES ARE coming.

Spring 2015 will see the rollout of the Eircode system across the country, with each individual address allocated a unique seven digit code.

It’s become apparent that the rest of the world didn’t know we were languishing in a non-postcode haze, but the Wall Street Journal has put an end to that, printing an enlightening article about letters make their way to their rightful owners in the Emerald Isle.

It got us thinking… do we really need them? Here are some light-hearted arguments for and against…

For

We want less of this:

valid

Against

But we want more of this:

dermot Source: DailyEdge.ie

For

Some people want less of this:

dub1

dub2 Source: Wall Street Journal

Against

But, as the WSJ points out, post codes might come with the loss of some of our famous Irish charm:

charm Source: Wall Street Journal

For

More of this please:

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Against

Will unique townland names fade from our memory? Names like:

doodys

(in Wicklow)

bas

(in Wexford)

lousy

(in Kilkenny)

For

We already have our own special postcodes.

collie-630x424 Source: Flickr via DailyEdge.ie

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sil-630x422 Source: Flickr via DailyEdge.ie

Against

This:

Read: 8 typically Irish postcodes we should definitely hang on to>

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Emer McLysaght

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