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#storm ophelia

# storm-ophelia - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Government won't tell businesses to close during red weather alert, but companies must draw up guidelines

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said they could have offered clearer guidance to the public.

# storm-ophelia - Friday 10 November, 2017

Widow of man killed in Storm Ophelia wants official 'stay at home' guidelines in status red alerts

Fintan Goss (33) died when he was returning from work during Storm Ophelia.

# storm-ophelia - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Locals to gather in Cork to remember 600 trees 'lost' in Storm Ophelia

“Everyone was tree-conscious after Storm Ophelia hit,” said local woman Liz Madden.

# storm-ophelia - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia shook a blanket of apples out of a Tipperary cider orchard

We’re weeks out from the harvest, so Bulmers now have to find a place to store the apples.

# storm-ophelia - Monday 23 October, 2017

Two men die in separate accidents while repairing storm damage

The men, aged in their 50s and 70s, died over the weekend.

# storm-ophelia - Saturday 21 October, 2017

See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action

It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.

# storm-ophelia - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Ferries cancelled amid fears over expected 'tidal surge' in Cork tomorrow evening

The county, still recovering from Ophelia, is preparing for Storm Brian.

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

# storm-ophelia - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Thank you: A letter from my Ophelia-hit house to those who helped us

Aine Bonner is grateful her family made it through the storm unscathed but with no power, no water and three kids under 7, she’s counting the cost.

The ESB is providing estimated recovery times for the 30% still without power after Ophelia

ESB Networks says that over 70% of those who lost power in Monday’s storm have had their service restored.

'People need to take responsibility': Laws could punish those who put emergency services at risk

There are already existing laws which could see people facing six months in jail in certain instances like this.

Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for 14 counties tomorrow

The weather is expected to deteriorate dramatically then on Friday with “very unsettled and changeable” conditions.

'Sunday night, I made a commitment that there'd be no homeless people on the streets of Cork'

Businesses across Cork opened their doors to rough sleepers ahead of the arrival of Storm Ophelia.

# storm-ophelia - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Of 385,000 properties that lost power during Ophelia, 248,000 have had it restored

ESB said that power would be restored to homes and businesses in the northwest and Dublin by this evening.

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country Status Red This post contains videos

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.

'It was like driving through a war zone': Cork picking up the pieces after Storm Ophelia

City council staff are working round the clock to try to clear debris from roads and repair the damage from yesterday’s storm.

Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

'Storm Brian' isn't comparable to Ophelia - and isn't even a storm yet

“At the moment it doesn’t look too severe and not comparable at all to Storm Ophelia.”

It could become a criminal offence to recklessly endanger emergency workers during a status red warning

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien is writing draft legislation.

Poll: Should people who ignore emergency services advice during a status red warning be arrested? Poll This post contains a poll

School closures, power outages and widespread disruptions: How Ophelia will affect Ireland today

As Ophelia clears off to the north, the cleanup begins.

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia

The worst affected counties were Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim and parts of Westmeath and Cavan.

Third victim of Storm Ophelia named as Louth father of two RIP

Third victim of Storm Ophelia named as Louth father of two

The 33-year-old was killed when his car was struck by a falling tree.

Status red warning lifted as country to be calm and dry today

Thankfully, the weather today will be nothing like yesterday.

In pictures: Storm Ophelia blew a trail of destruction through Ireland yesterday

Trees were felled, roofs were blown off houses and winds of up to 150km/h were felt across the country.

Gardaí investigate theft of Mother and Child statue from Finglas during Storm Ophelia

The statue – officially called Let the Life Flow through – has been situated in a hedgerow opposite from Tesco Clearwater since 1996.

# storm-ophelia - Monday 16 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia ripped the roof off Ireland today

Fallen trees, the roof ripped off several sports clubs and schools, and three fatalities – the storm has taken its toll.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Storm Ophelia hurtled across Ireland today, killing three people, knocking over trees and ripping up roofs.

Three men rescued from Ophelia off yacht in Co Wexford

The three had encountered extreme difficulty in attempting to bring their yacht to harbour early this morning.

Ophelia transport update: No buses or trains in the country until tomorrow at the earliest

The Luas will also not operate tomorrow morning.

Gardaí stop L-driver who was taking pictures while driving in Dublin

People have been warned to stay indoors as a matter of safety.

Facebook has enabled Safety Check In for Storm Ophelia in Ireland

The button has become something of a staple of international crisis incidents.

Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters

Most people are obeying the Coast Guard’s warnings to stay away from the coast.

Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin

Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.

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Cork City's Turner's Cross ground seriously damaged by Storm Ophelia

The Leesiders are due to face Derry City at home tomorrow, when they could win the Premier Division title.

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

Ophelia is bringing record-breaking gusts of nearly 200km/h to Ireland

Roofs are being blown off, trees are being uprooted and electricity wires are being damaged as Ophelia batters Ireland.

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