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Free Council Text Alert Service for Cork City

MapAlerter is used by Cork City Council to communicate with local residents and workers about service disruptions, public health issues and other important updates. You can now sign up for this free service to get SMS text alerts, emails and app notifications for your local area.

Free Alerts for your Cork City location

Cork City Council is using MapAlerter since 2023 to issue alerts for all parts of the county. By signing up, you can select a mapped location in the county to ensure you only receive alerts that are locally relevant. For example, if you live in Greenmount then you will only get road alerts for this part of the city and you will not get alerts for any faraway places.

You also have the choice to add a Home and Work location so you can get alerts for both places along with commute alerts for any road issues between both places. For example, if you live in Bishopstown and work in Mayfield then you will receive alerts for both of these places along with any road alerts issued along the connecting route.

Water Issues
Road Works
Severe Weather
Floods & Hazards
Planning Activity
Miscellaneous Alerts

Typical Alerts issued by Cork City Council

MapAlerter issues free SMS, email and app alerts across six core categories. Cork City Council issues alerts for all six categories, as follows:
  • Water Alerts: Scheduled service disruptions, low water pressure, boil water notices and more.
  • Roads Alerts: Scheduled road works, oil spills, impassable roads, diversion information and more.
  • Weather Alerts: Level Orange and Level Red warnings for Cork City. Other localised events also sometimes published depending on the situation (e.g. yellow alerts and weather advisories).
  • Floods & Hazards: Spot flooding, high water levels and storm events such as fallen trees, fallen power lines and more.
  • Planning Activity: Weekly planning lists are emailed for new and decided planning applications around your primary/home location. Development plan updates are also issued as required (e.g. consultation notices).
  • Miscellaneous: Other alerts from the Council are issued for a variety of topics such as road safety and other local community events, e.g., English Market updates.

Sign up to get free alerts from Cork City Council:

or you can register using your Cork City Eircode: