MapAlerter is a free service that enables people living in Ireland to receive important service alerts from their local COuncil via text, email, landline, and social media. New users supply their contact details along with general location information. MapAlerter then determines alert recipients based on their home and work locations, so that subscribers only receive alerts that are relevant to them. The multi-channel nature of the service ensures that users will receive an alert over one or more channels as soon as it is published by their Council. This service is used to issue alerts for floods, severe weather warnings, water service disruptions, boil water notices, road closures, and more.