• Red alert: Country in lockdown as Ireland braces for ‘unprecedented’ blizzard
  • Civil Defence mount dozens of operations in 21 counties over the past 48 hours
  • All schools, colleges and third level institutions closed
  • Gas Networks Ireland and ESB Networks ‘confident there will be no major outages’
  • Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Luas confirm they will not operate on Friday
  • Bus Eireann will not operate todayy, but may be able to operate some services in less affected areas tomorrow
  • Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancel all flights from Ireland on Friday
  • People urged to be home by 4pm Thursday and stay indoors until Friday 3pm
  • Taoiseach urges people to pay heed to warning
  • Storm poses serious threat to life
  • People should not be on the road today unless it’s emergency

Forecasters have split the national Status Red weather warning in two as the country goes into lockdown for up to 24 hours.

Met Éireann currently have two Status Red snow-ice warnings in place – and both kicked in at 1pm today.


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