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U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to FixYourStreet.ie

The new website, aimed at identifying ‘non-emergency issues’ like potholes and illegal dumping, has attracted hundreds of complaints since it launched last week.

[File photo] Street cleaners remove graffiti in Dublin City Centre
[File photo] Street cleaners remove graffiti in Dublin City Centre
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE have logged on to a new government website in the past week to log complaints about everything from potholes to broken street lights to pest problems.

Fixyourstreet.ie allows residents to report an issue either by sending a tweet, an email, or filling in a form on the website.

The service is currently only available in the South County Dublin area, but there are plans to roll it out to cover the whole country. This trial version will last for three months.

Many of the complaints received so far do fall outside the area covered by South Dublin County Council. In fact, there have been problem areas spotted all over the country:

Let's have a look at some of the scourges out on the streets and housing estates of the country:

U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to FixYourStreet.ie
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  • Not so welcoming

    Avert your eyes on the way into Clondalkin until the council get out there with the scrubbing brushes
  • HOLES ON ROAD!

    Hopefully Cork County Council will be getting in on the fixyourstreet.ie action asap
  • Not U2 fans?

    The Windmill Lane Studios site has long been a pilgrimage site for U2 fans
  • Windmill Lane

    Italian backpackers add their messages to the wall of graffiti dedicated to U2 at Windmill Lane [File photo: Photocall Ireland]
  • Some little funk

    Folks, catch that little funk
  • Your mission, should you choose to accept it

    This problem will self destruct in five seconds...
  • Crazy bike trap pothole

    Cyclists and potholes is a common theme across the complaints to so far. Many roads across the country have been left badly in need of repair following the bad weather over the winter.
  • Dead treet

    Those dead treets are such a hazard. Joking aside, there are a large number of complaints about trees causing problems, whether they're too large, too small, covering signs or about to fall over.
  • Dead cat

    Maybe there's a need for a 'roadkill' category?
  • Pooper scooper

    People not picking up after their dogs has elicited several complaints on the site, and is the issue which generates the most comments.

A large number of the complaints relate to dangerous or damaging potholes, illegal dumping and graffiti. Some of those reporting problems have included pictures, but the pictures are very small, almost too small to appreciate some of the problems illustrated.

There is also an option for visitors to the site to vote on the 'credibility' of the complaint.

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