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Free Alert Service for Dublin City Council

Since March 2022, MapAlerter is used by Dublin 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 SMS Text, Email & App Alerts for your Dublin City location

Dublin City Council is using MapAlerter since March 2022 to issue alerts for all areas of the city. 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 Rathmines 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 Terenure and work in Phibsborough 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 Dublin City Council

MapAlerter issues free SMS, email and app alerts across six core categories. Dublin City Council issues alerts for the following Council categories:
  • 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 Dublin 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.

Sign up to get free alerts from Dublin City Council:

or you can register using your Dublin City Eircode:

Download the free MapAlerter smartphone app for iPhone and Android

MapAlerter includes a fully featured smartphone app that allows you to keep up to date with instant updates from Dublin City Council. The MapAlerter App is completely free; there is no download charge and there are no in-app purchases. The app is compatible with all later versions of iPhone and Android. The benefits of using the app are as follows:
  • Push Notifications: Councils will sometimes issue alerts without SMS text messages in order to reduce their running costs. Instead, these alerts are issued as push notifications so the app is a great way to ensure you do not miss any vital alerts.
  • User-friendly mapping system: The MapAlerter app includes an easy-to-operate interactive mapping module that allows you to browse alerts and other mapped information for your local area.
  • Additional Mapping Information: Apart from Council alerts, the interactive mapping includes live feeds of various sensor data, including river heights and road temperatures. The property price register is also includes to show the location and prices of recent properties sold in your local area.
  • Quick Signup: You can sign up for a free MapAlerter account directly on the app using your Eircode.
  • Make Submissions: You can report incidents to your local authority directly through the smartphone app for issues such as potholes, graffiti, street lighting, litter and illegal dumping.