Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
You can create your free MapAlerter account on this website or by downloading the free app for iPhone or Android. By providing your preferred location(s) it means that MapAlerter will only alert you for any issues at those places. When the Council issue an alert, MapAlerter determines the affected area and will alert you if you are within this "alert zone".
What Councils use MapAlerter?
There are a growing number of Councils using MapAlerter as their corporate communications solution for public subscribers.The most prominent Councils on MapAlerter are Carlow, Wexford, Fingal, Limerick, Waterford, Roscommon and Cork County Council. However you should still register for the service as alerts may be issued to your local area in the future.
What information can I expect to receive?
MapAlerter is used to deliver information across all the core Council service categories. These include Water, Roads, Community, Planning, Floods and Severe Weather. Alerts are issued by app push notification, SMS Text Message, Email, and also through the Council's social media channels. The Council determines the channels that are used at the time of issuing each alert. Councils may also use the service to provide important alerts during major emergencies or periods of severe weather and is an excellent communication tool for important events. You are advised to download the MapAlerter app for your smartphone because not all alerts are issued by SMS text message.
How much does MapAlerter cost?
MapAlerter is a 100% free service. There is no charge to register or receive any alerts. The smartphone App is free to download and there are no in-app purchases.