Does AddressDoctor validate Irish postal addresses?
Due to popular customer demand, AddressDoctor has introduced support for Ireland in version 5.3.0. In Ireland, postal addresses do not use a postal code system. Rural addresses are specified by the county, nearest post town and the townland. Urban addresses are specified by county, city or town name, street name, house number, and apartment or flat number where relevant. A house name may be used instead of a number.
AddressDoctor’s new address validation software for Ireland is able to verify and correct those addresses built on a database containing almost 59,000 locality names and more than one million addresses. This enhancement will help customers ensure that mailings and shipments are correctly addressed in order to reach their destination in Ireland.
Irish mailing addresses are composed of the following elements:
Example of an Irish Address Format:
The Avalon Hotel
223 BURLINGTON ROAD
IE DUBLIN 4 -> Dublin and Cork use a 1 or 2 digit zone number.
Where does the AddressDoctor reference data come from?
In most cases the reference data comes directly from the postal organizations of a country. If this isn't possible, other data suppliers like telecommunication organizations, direct marketing companies, or cartographic offices are consulted.
How do I obtain new databases?
Registered customers may download updated databases in our download section.
What is the size of the AddressDoctor reference database?
The total size of the reference database (world coverage for address validation and geo-coding) is currently approximately 29 GB (as of September 2011). This size is for the more than 240 supported countries and territories, including any CERTIFIED data, supplementary data, and geo-coding databases, because we continuously improve our database this size is likely to grow over time.
Can we extract the postal reference data from the databases?
The postal reference data cannot be extracted from AddressDoctor's reference database, this is due to licensing restrictions with our postal carriers.
How often is the AddressDoctor database updated?
Updates are available bi-annually, quarterly and monthly. The update frequency depends on the product purchased. Update frequencies can be found on our countries & data page.