After related negotiations & agreement, in 2016, Eircode first passed the Eircode location database to Google Maps who implemented it so that you can search for an Eircode. It was then announced by those behind Eircode that Google Maps fully supports Eircode. This is not entirely true:-
As more people check their code, as we recommend and support here, more and more find that their Eircode is missing from Google Maps, is pointing to the wrong location or it mis-routes. With respect to the Eircode pointing to the wrong location people should be aware of the following:
If Eircode accpet your corrcetion, then it can take months for An Post to correct their offical records and to issue an update. However, even after those months it can take up to 2 years before Google Maps apply the update.
In the meantime you can "add a missing place" or "correct a map error" to Google Maps and just add your Eircode as if it were a word in your address. However, you should realise that if you have not contacted Eircode and the next update is applied to Google Maps, then any correction that you have achieved could be over written. It is, therefore, vital that you contact Eircode to have all errors corrected.
This is all very unsatisfactory and can cause a lot of confusion.
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