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Storm Brian is set to hit Ireland next weekend

Storm Brian is set to hit Ireland next weekend after the devastation of hurricane Ophelia. More bad weather news for the country. A storm of similar low pressure to hurricane Ophelia is due to hit Ireland on Friday or Satuday. TV3 weatherman Deric Hartigan explained to situation early this morning. “BREAKING: This is not good […]

A car hit a fallen tree in East Cork this morning

A car hit a fallen tree in another incident early this morning. Emergency services were rushed to the scene in East Cork. The road accident occurred between Churchtown and Mogeely Road in the town of Midleton, County Cork. It is reported to have occurred around 8am. Gardai and other officials are currently on site to […]

Storm Ophelia victim Clare O’Neill was a cancer support worker

Storm Ophelia victim Clare O’Neill was a cancer support worker based in East Cork. She was also due to celebrate her 59th birthday today (October, 17). Reporter Zara King explains that O’Neill was 58 years old and worked as a Cancer Support Coordinator. King added that had been working in a cancer support centre in […]

Early Childhood Ireland confirms not all creches will remain closed tomorrow

Schools across Ireland will remain closed tomorrow. However, while schools, colleges and creches remained closed today, Early Childhood Ireland have now updated previous statements that all creches would remain closed tomorrow once again. Taking to Facebook, they confirmed: UPDATE : Please note the following TWO updates, including an official advisory from DCYA – (1) We […]

Luas suspend services for tomorrow morning

Luas have confirmed that they have been forced to suspend services tomorrow morning. In a statement this evening they confirmed that there will be no Red or Green Line services on Tuesday morning October 17th 2017. They stated: “Earlier today an incident occurred in the Luas Depot, Red Cow, Clondalkin. A technical room was damaged […]

ESB issue update as 360,000 homes without electricity

  ESB has shared an update as they revealed that at least 360,000 Irish homes are without power. Ex Hurricane Ophelia has caused devastation across the country and a status red weather warning was issued all over Ireland. Updating customers on their site this evening they stated: “As of 4:30 pm, approximately 360,000 electricity customers […]

Dunnes Stores and Tesco reveal workers will continue to be paid despite Storm Ophelia

Dunnes Stores and Tesco both revealed today that they would continue to pay their workers despite Storm Ophelia. Most supermarket chains and large stores announced last night that they would remain closed today, or else closed midway through the day due to storm Ophelia while many other employers advised staff to stay at home. Lidl, […]

Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Luas and Bus Eireann confirm when transport will return

  Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann have confirmed when they expect transport will return. Currently all services have been suspended but Met Eireann have forecast that high winds will began to ease off across Dublin by 6pm. The storm is now moving across the country towards Mayo, and is expected to reach the […]

Third person killed by Storm Ophelia

A third person has been killed amid Storm Ophelia this afternoon. According to Garda, a male driver was killed in Ravensdale, Dundalk at approximately 2.45pm when his car was struck by a tree. Meanwhile another man was killed in a fatal accident Tipperary at Ballybrado, Cahir, at approximately 12.30p.m. today. The man in his early 30s was killed in […]

Schools remain closed tomorrow across Ireland

Schools and colleges are to remain closed across Ireland tomorrow. Richard Bruton confirmed the news on his Twitter and said the decision was made for the safety of children. The news comes after it was announced that over 350,000 businesses and homes are without power. Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the […]

Legendary Sky Sports presenter Kevin Cadle passes age 62

Sky Sports presenter and ex-British basketball coach Kevin Cadle has passed away age 62. He passed away unexpectedly and his family are said to be in shock at his death. The British Basketball League shared on their Twitter his passing and remember him fondly. We are shocked and saddened to hear that #BritishBasketball has lost […]

You can easily track Hurricane Ophelia

If you’re wondering how Hurricane Ophelia is across Ireland, there is a handy way to follow it. A handy link has popped up online that is allowing Irish homes and businesses to watch the hurricane. If you want to track the storm, follow this link here. You will be able to see if the hurricane […]

Man killed in Tipperary as Storm Ophelia strengthens

  A man has been killed in a fatal accident in Tipperary this afternoon as Storm Ophelia strengthens. The incident occurred at Ballybrado, Cahir, Co. Tipperary at approximately 12.30p.m. today. A man in his early 30s was killed in the course of clearing a fallen tree after he was seriously injured with a chain saw. […]

ESB warns Irish homes and businesses of power outages

ESB has warned that Irish homes and businesses of power outages. Hurricane Ophelia has caused devastation across the country and a status red weather warning has been issued all over Ireland. ESB has warned that some homes will be without power for up to 10 days, reports. They said: “The majority of customers who […]

Series of road closures across Ireland

A series of roads across the country have closed as Ex-Hurricane Ophelia makes it’s way across Ireland. The strongest winds are still on their way but many parts of the country are now affected from heavy rain and gusts. has reported that many roads have closed including N72 and parts of N8. BREAKING: Series […]

Coast Guard and RNLI crews rushed to Louth Coast this morning

Coast Guard and RNLI crews rushed to aid two two kite-surfers off the coast of Louth. The emergency rescue occurred around 10.20am. Two men, who have not been named, found themselves in difficulty before making a mayday call. “Rescue crews launched at 10.20am following a Mayday call off the coast of Blackrock, Co Louth. “Rescue […]

Emergency numbers to call if you are affected by Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia has come to Ireland and a status red warning is in place across the country. The hurricane will bring violent gusts of up to 160km per hour and people are advised to stay indoors. Ireland will be affected at varying peak times, which are listed below: From 7am – coastal area of Cork […]

Flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport this morning

Flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit this morning. Emergency services met the aircraft as it landed in the capital. The Flybe jet arrived from Cardiff with around 59 people on board. Airport Fire Services attended the scene after it landed safely on the runway. A Dublin Airport […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Penneys has shut its stores around Ireland

Penneys has shut its stores around Ireland this morning due to Storm Ophelia. They have released a statement to staff and shoppers. The nationwide retailer is closed due to safety concerned. A statement released by officials said: “We are closing all of our stores in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland and our head […]