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Dublin: 1 °C Monday 19 March, 2018

#beast from the east

# beast-from-the-east - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# beast-from-the-east - Monday 12 March, 2018

Extra week of fuel allowance to be paid this week to over 368,000 households after cold weather

In total, an extra €22.50 will be paid to over 368,000 households.

# beast-from-the-east - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue

Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.

# beast-from-the-east - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today updated the Cabinet on that aftermath of the recent weather conditions.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast

100 on-site staff and 200 contractors worked to clear the nearly 1,000 acre site.

# beast-from-the-east - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues Impassable This post contains videos

Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues

The east of the country is worst affected.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

'Potential localised flooding': New status orange alert issued for Leinster

Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight.

Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'

Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running

Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

# beast-from-the-east - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Storm Emma stopped this couple getting to the registry office, so they built a snow chapel instead No Priest From The East
From The Daily Edge Everyone else give up now, these nuns in Galway have made the best Snow Sister Snownun

# beast-from-the-east - Saturday 3 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma? Beast From The East

Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?

We all know which one is the cool storm.

How much snow fell in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many tonnes of salt did we have?

From The Daily Edge This Kilkenny mammy took a tractor to work during Storm Emma and now she's going global Sneachta

Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast

Salt supplies are stocked up at off-peak time to ensure Ireland is always ready to tackle icy roads.

From The Daily Edge Just 17 wonderful things that happened when the snow hit Ireland Snow Joke

Just 17 wonderful things that happened when the snow hit Ireland

Don’t let the actions of the few overshadow the wonderful efforts of many.

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?

It’s been a confusing few days for employees.

# beast-from-the-east - Friday 2 March, 2018

How RTÉ put on a last-minute Late Late Show with the country frozen to a halt

“Coming up after the break… I’ve no idea.”

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain

Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.

Ambulance base in Wexford blocked by snowdrifts and abandoned cars

Up to a metre of snow fell in parts of Wexford, according to the County Council.

From The Daily Edge There were absolute scenes in shops across Ireland today as people queued for supplies Bit Of Snow
From The Daily Edge 15 of the most creative snowmen built around Ireland this week Sneatcha

President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services

The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.

Risk of flooding as snow begins to melt and river levels could 'suddenly' rise

The warning was put out at the latest National Emergency Coordination Group meeting today.

AS IT HAPPENED: More heavy snow on east coast as drivers warned 'stay off the roads'

Our evening liveblog on the severe weather, covering what would normally be ‘rush hour’.

34,000 premises without power due to Storm Emma

Many of those affected lost their power last night.

Some supermarkets are starting to reopen but most are remaining shut until tomorrow

The government says food delivery is ‘a priority’.

Status red warning for five Leinster counties extended until 9am

Snow will continue to fall until this evening and sleety showers are expected tomorrow.

Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country

Some farmers are also afraid their lambs will die, said the President of the Irish Farmer’s Association.

80 babies delivered at Holles St and Rotunda during storm ... including one Emma

No one has been called Beast or East though.

Banks to refund people who missed a direct debit because they couldn't lodge cash

The refunds cover Wednesday, Thursday and today.

PHOTOS: Stunning shots of snow around the country

It’s a winter wonderland … in March.

At least 10,000 people have no phone or internet after Storm Emma

Eir says it is working to reconnect people.

From The Daily Edge A family in Naas have brilliantly recreated a photo they took with a snowman 21 years ago Sneachta

Funeral services across the country postponed due to weather conditions

Some services are still due to go ahead on Sunday.

'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential

Several people had to be rescued after getting stuck in their cars.

Roof collapse, car fires and trees down - busy night for rescue crews despite weather conditions

Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with a number of call outs across the city last night.

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