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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, Independent.ie 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. Independent.ie 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 […]

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 […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Dublin Bus cancels services from 10am this morning

Dublin Bus cancels services from 10am this morning due to weather conditions. Storm Ophelia hit the coast of Kerry after 7am. Services are expected to resume again at around 7pm this evening. A spokesperson said: “Dublin Bus wishes to advise customers that services are operating this morning. However due to the RED weather alert issued […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Hundreds of flights have been cancelled from Irish Airports

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled from Irish Airports this morning. Hurricane Ophelia has made landfall in Kerry. Irish airlines, Ryanair, CityJet, Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional have announced a host of cancellations around the country. Ryanair will not operate from Ireland West Airport Knock and CityJet has cancelled its services from London City […]

Dunnes Stores shuts its stores around Ireland

Dunnes Stores shuts its stores around Ireland due to storm Ophelia. It will hit the coastline this morning. A status red weather warning is in place across the country and the Irish retailer will not open its doors. A message to the public reads: “Due to storm Ophelia  – all Dunnes Stores in ROI & […]

Met Eireann warns there is a “Potential risk to lives” with Hurricane Ophelia

Met Eireann warns there is a “Potential risk to lives” as Hurricane Ophelia hits the country today. The public are urged to stay indoors. The national weather service updated their information this morning. Heavy winds and flooding have been predicted. Advice from the National Emergency Coordination group and us to prepare for #Ophelia tomorrow @merrionstreet […]

Bus Eireann cancel ALL services btween 5am and 2pm tomorrow

  Met Éireann is warning that ex-Hurricane Ophelia is likely to be the most severe weather event to hit the country in over 50 years. Local councils in red affected areas, the Road Safety Authority and gardaí have all advised people to avoid non-essential travel. There have been multiple disruptions to bus routes, ferry services and […]

Gardai Issue Serious Warning to Drivers for Hurricane Ophelia

Gardaí have issued advice for motorists and cyclists ahead of Hurricane Ophelia. The dangerous storm is set to hit Ireland tomorrow morning. Gardaí have issued a warning to motorists, advising them to avoid “unnecessary journeys”   Gardaí say motorists should not make any non-essential journeys during the storm #Ophelia pic.twitter.com/Wt5hojXIGo — Gareth (@garethoconnor) October 15, […]

Irish boy dies following horror attack by his family’s pet dog

  An 11-year-old boy may have been killed after an attack by his family Alsatian dog, police believe. The boy received severe head wounds after an attack inside his house in Glengormley, Co Antrim, yesterday. He lived at the home, in the Queen’s Avenue area, with his father and six-year-old brother. Paramedics were called to […]

These Irish Hospitals Have Announced Closures due to Hurricane Ophelia

  A number of Irish hospitals have announced closures for tomorrow due to Hurricane Ophelia. The storm is expected to make landfall in Ireland at dawn. All outpatient appointments, day surgery and elective procedures have been cancelled at University Hospital Limerick, UMHL, Ennis, Nenagh, Croom & St John’s hospitals, reports TheJournal.ie The news comes as […]

Met Eireann Updates Weather Alert and Issues BLANKET Warning for 26 Counties

  Met Eireann has updated its weather warning and says 26 counties can now expect to be hammered by gusts of up to 130kph. A Status Orange alert for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilenny, Laois Longford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary states the counties are expected be hit […]

11-year-old boy dies after being rushed to hospital suffering “lacerations”

    An 11-year-old boy has died following an incident in Glengormley. An ambulance service spokesman told Belfast Live that he had been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with “lacerations” after 12pm. However, it was later confirmed that the child had passed away. A neighbour told Belfast Live that she had seen […]

Major airline cancels flights to and from Ireland due to Hurricane Ophelia

  A big airline has cancelled all of its flights to and from Ireland for Monday. The country is bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Dutch airline KLM are offering all customers to rebook or refund their flights on Monday 16 October going to/from Dublin or […]