Under the remit of the National Data Infrastructure the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) are seeking to drive the standardisation of authoritative address registers for use by Public Service Bodies (PSBs)

The intended use of those registers is to:

Assist with the maintenance/update of existing PSB databases containing address informationHelp provide insight at the point of decision making across those PSBs

As the leading geospatial experts in the Public Service, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) are supporting this effort through the delivery of this project.

In order to access the Eircode Locator Service, you will need the following:

An Eircode Corporate license is required to access the service:

You can contact your Eircode provider to check if you are adequately licensed for the OSi Public Sector Eircode API.


A signed third party agreement with your provider is required in order to gain access to OSI’s Public Sector Eircode API. If you do not currently have an Eircode license please contact [email protected] and we can provide you provider details.

Quarterly Copy of Data:

In order to grant access, you will be required to provide OSi with a copy of your data on a quarterly basis as your organisation receives it from your Eircode provider.

Should you need any assistance or further information on the Public Sector Eircode API, please contact [email protected].

For information on the usage of the API please see our Terms of Usage

For technical guidance on the API, please see our Story Map.