Carbon Monoxide Scheme 2019/2020

South Dublin County Council (SDCC) – Carbon Monoxide Scheme 2019/2020

Installed by South Dublin County Partnership

Closing date – Friday 27th March 2020 at 4pm – scheme may close early if quota is reached


 South Dublin County Council (SDCC) introduced a new scheme in 2018 to provide Carbon Monoxide alarms free to residents in SDCC administrative area providing they met certain criteria.  We are now running this scheme again in 2019/2020. 


How do I apply:

You can apply online by clicking here

Or you can apply by downloading and completing the application form.


Completed forms can be submitted any of the following ways:

  • by email to
  • by post to Community Services Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 YNNS


Last year we had to close the scheme early due to the volume applicants so don’t be disappointed – apply early.


About the scheme:

This scheme is specifically for residents of the SDCC Administrative Area aged 55 plus. The scheme is also available to residents who are under the age of 55 if they are living alone or deemed vulnerable for the purpose of this scheme.  SDCC is running this scheme again in 2019/2020.


Applicants must be living in privately owned accommodation in SDCC administrative area. This scheme is not open to people living in rented accommodation (private or social).  The required number of alarms under this scheme will be fitted.


Carbon Monoxide (also known as CO) is a colourless, odourless poisonous gas and is a common yet preventable cause of death from poisoning worldwide.  Carbon Monoxide has no smell, taste or colour. This is why it is sometimes called the "Silent Killer".


When inhaled, it prevents blood from absorbing oxygen.  It can be produced by any fuel when burned – coal, turf, oil, gas, wood.


There is a limited number of alarms available.  These alarms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 


Application process and Council liability:

You must include a contact phone number and fill in your Eircode on your application form.

A list of successful applicants will be submitted to South Dublin County Partnership.  They will contact you to make arrangements to fit the alarm if your application is deemed suitable.


SDCC or South Dublin Partnership cannot accept any liability for damage to any property during this installation process. Any issues with the alarm will be highlighted at the time of installation.


South Dublin County Council’s Data Protection Obligations:    

Data Protection Acts 1988-2018 applies to all records held by South Dublin County Council.  You are required to read the South Dublin County Council privacy statement for this scheme before you can submit your application online.


Approximate timeframe for the scheme:

  • Scheme open for applications – 28th November 2019
  • Scheme to close - Friday 27th March at 4pm. Scheme may close early if quota is reached.
  • Contact details provided to South Dublin County Partnership - end January 2020
  • Installation to commence – February 2020
  • Installation to be completed - end June 2020


South Dublin County Council reserves the right to stop this scheme at any time.


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