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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Ophelia

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Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.
These were the news stories that dominated Irish Twitter feeds this year
Repeal the Eighth, Brexit and Storm Ophelia were the most tweeted about news stories by Irish Twitter users.
This horse was rescued from the Grand Canal before Storm Ophelia... See how Polly's doing now
Polly is recovering from her ordeal at the My Lovely Horse Rescue Farm in Co Kildare.
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.
Self-employed? Revenue has given you more time to pay your tax bill thanks to Storm Ophelia
Online filers will now get over two weeks extra to pay their taxes.
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.
GIY: Ophelia's casualties in the garden and collecting seaweed post storm
I spent Monday hunkered down at home, waiting on The Storm Formerly Known As Hurricane Ophelia to do its worst, writes Michael Kelly.
You thought Brian was bad....a super typhoon is about to hit Japan
Gusts have already been measured as being at over 250 km/h.
Here's how the ESB Networks 'situation room' is preparing for Storm Brian tonight
Crews from as far afield as France are now in the country as the reconnection effort continues.
So Pornhub says traffic from Ireland shot up sharply during Hurricane Ophelia...
Or should that be OH-FEEL-YA. Eh? EH?
Kinsale's lighthouse family: 'Monday was the scariest day of our lives'
On the morning of the storm we were all laughing and saying how the news had got it all wrong again. But my God were we wrong, writes Cathy Lennon.
Ferries cancelled amid fears over expected 'tidal surge' in Cork tomorrow evening
The county, still recovering from Ophelia, is preparing for Storm Brian.
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.
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.
The Luas is back up running tonight
Both Green and Red line services have resumed tonight ahead of schedule.
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.
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.
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.
Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow
Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.
Meteorologist Joanna Donnelly got a cute letter from a little girl thanking her for the days off school
Not all heroes wear capes.
Politicians pay tribute to those that lost their lives in Storm Ophelia
Leo Varadkar spent the day in the National Emergency centre yesterday.
'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.
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
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.
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.
Country in lockdown as Storm Ophelia kills three people
We’ll have updates throughout the night as the powerful storm travels across Ireland.
First victims of Storm Ophelia named locally
Clare O’Neill and Michael Pyke have been named as the first victims of Storm Ophelia in Ireland.
Here's what to do if your property has been damaged by Storm Ophelia
The association representing the insurance industry said companies will deploy all available resources.
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.
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.