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# storm-ophelia - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma
# Payouts
# Payouts

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma

Mar 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 9,255 Views 12 Comments

A minister at the Department of Finance sought the meeting on the foot of reports customers were underpaid.

# storm-ophelia - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts
# Shut Up Shop
# Shut Up Shop

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

Apr 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 33,636 Views 41 Comments

During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.

# storm-ophelia - Monday 16 April, 2018

Cork island left without phone and broadband for six months after Storm Ophelia
# Sherkin Island
# Sherkin Island

Cork island left without phone and broadband for six months after Storm Ophelia

Apr 16th 2018, 11:53 AM 19,405 Views 29 Comments

Work is scheduled to repair cables this week.

# storm-ophelia - Saturday 3 March, 2018

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

Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 6,045 Views 1 Comment

We all know which one is the cool storm.

# storm-ophelia - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work

Feb 27th 2018, 8:42 AM 96,819 Views 89 Comments

During Storm Ophelia’s red alert there was confusion as to whether people should go to work or remain at home.

# storm-ophelia - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
# On The Run
# On The Run

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

Jan 17th 2018, 10:07 AM 33,344 Views 28 Comments

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

# storm-ophelia - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Last year broke records for winds, temperatures and summer rainfall
# 2017 Annual Review
# 2017 Annual Review

Last year broke records for winds, temperatures and summer rainfall

Jan 4th 2018, 9:04 AM 11,370 Views 29 Comments

Storm Ophelia was at the heart of the highest recorded winds in Irish history.

# storm-ophelia - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage
# Clean-up Costs
# Clean-up Costs

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage

Jan 2nd 2018, 1:39 PM 7,637 Views 5 Comments

Local authorities in Cork received €3 million to repair the damage done by the ex-hurricane Ophelia.

# storm-ophelia - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 11th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,434 Views 48 Comments

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
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

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

Nov 10th 2017, 12:52 PM 35,514 Views 93 Comments

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
# Conservation
# Conservation

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

Oct 29th 2017, 8:15 AM 39,777 Views 67 Comments

“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
# Shake Your Tree
# Shake Your Tree

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

Oct 25th 2017, 4:21 PM 46,497 Views 27 Comments

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
# Cork And Wicklow
# Cork And Wicklow

Two men die in separate accidents while repairing storm damage

Oct 23rd 2017, 7:36 AM 27,982 Views 6 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

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

Oct 21st 2017, 9:30 PM 39,873 Views 59 Comments

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

Storm Ophelia's first responders: 'When I heard the name of the casualty, I realised it was my first cousin'
# Micheal Pyke
# Micheal Pyke

Storm Ophelia's first responders: 'When I heard the name of the casualty, I realised it was my first cousin'

Oct 21st 2017, 1:28 PM 22,235 Views 3 Comments

Michael Pyke died in Tipperary on Monday.

# storm-ophelia - Thursday 19 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 19th 2017, 9:13 PM 28,035 Views 35 Comments

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
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

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

Oct 19th 2017, 5:41 PM 25,373 Views 17 Comments

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
# Power Up
# Power Up

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

Oct 19th 2017, 8:28 AM 5,910 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Red Warning
# Red Warning

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

Oct 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 67,292 Views 140 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 18th 2017, 9:30 PM 25,612 Views 15 Comments

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
# HOW LONG?
# HOW LONG?

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

Oct 18th 2017, 4:00 PM 26,183 Views 36 Comments

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
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

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

Oct 18th 2017, 12:14 PM 11,993 Views 68 Comments

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
# Rain Rain Rain
# Rain Rain Rain

Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for 14 counties tomorrow

Oct 18th 2017, 11:10 AM 105,749 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Ophelia
# Ophelia

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

Oct 18th 2017, 6:00 AM 32,180 Views 5 Comments

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
# Good News
# Good News

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

Oct 17th 2017, 7:02 PM 33,494 Views 35 Comments

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
# Status Red

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

Oct 17th 2017, 6:27 PM 93,044 Views 36 Comments

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
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

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

Oct 17th 2017, 5:43 PM 30,170 Views 14 Comments

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
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

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

Oct 17th 2017, 4:34 PM 84,715 Views 83 Comments

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
# Brianstorm
# Brianstorm

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

Oct 17th 2017, 11:49 AM 56,685 Views 33 Comments

“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
# Draft Legislation
# Draft Legislation

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

Oct 17th 2017, 10:12 AM 29,962 Views 121 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Oct 17th 2017, 9:39 AM 41,712 Views 100 Comments

Have your say.

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

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

Oct 17th 2017, 8:55 AM 50,772 Views 26 Comments

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
# Oh Ophelia
# Oh Ophelia

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

Oct 17th 2017, 8:40 AM 12,105 Views 6 Comments

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
# RIP

Third victim of Storm Ophelia named as Louth father of two

Oct 17th 2017, 7:54 AM 39,265 Views 32 Comments

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
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

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

Oct 17th 2017, 7:15 AM 14,405 Views 28 Comments

Thankfully, the weather today will be nothing like yesterday.

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

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

Oct 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 28,768 Views 15 Comments

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
# Statue
# Statue

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

Oct 17th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,853 Views 21 Comments

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
# Storm Damage
# Storm Damage

Storm Ophelia ripped the roof off Ireland today

Oct 16th 2017, 11:05 PM 210,491 Views 72 Comments

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
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Oct 16th 2017, 8:58 PM 20,814 Views 2 Comments

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
# Eye Of The Storm
# Eye Of The Storm

Three men rescued from Ophelia off yacht in Co Wexford

Oct 16th 2017, 8:16 PM 33,030 Views 25 Comments

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

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