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Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 19 September, 2018

#The Beast

# the-beast - Sunday 25 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drivers insisted on following sat-nav straight into Wicklow snowdrifts, rescuers say Wrong Way

Drivers insisted on following sat-nav straight into Wicklow snowdrifts, rescuers say

Motorists are being reminded they always need to take heed of road conditions.

# the-beast - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days' Thanks Emma

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'

It’s been suggested that it would be unreasonable to make up the days during Easter.

# the-beast - Monday 5 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days' Emergency

Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'

Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.

# the-beast - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Parents to be told later today whether individual schools are reopening Expected To Open

Parents to be told later today whether individual schools are reopening

Most schools and colleges are expected to reopen.

# the-beast - Saturday 3 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast Big Freeze

Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast

Salt supplies are stocked up at off-peak time to ensure Ireland is always ready to tackle icy roads.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What random acts of kindness did you see during the awful weather this week? A Helping Hand

Open thread: What random acts of kindness did you see during the awful weather this week?

In this wintry weather, even the smallest helping hand could have made a difference.

# the-beast - Friday 2 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove Stormy Waters

Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove

The woman got into difficulty in stormy waters.

From TheJournal.ie Status red warning for five Leinster counties extended until 9am Storm Emma

Status red warning for five Leinster counties extended until 9am

Snow will continue to fall until this evening and sleety showers are expected tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral services across the country postponed due to weather conditions Storm Emma

Funeral services across the country postponed due to weather conditions

Some services are still due to go ahead on Sunday.

# the-beast - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: The country bunkered down as Emma and the Beast did their worst Red Alert

As it happened: The country bunkered down as Emma and the Beast did their worst

The country has gone into hibernation for the evening in compliance with Met Éireann’s status red snow-ice weather warnings.

From TheJournal.ie Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up Power

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up

Pinergy has extended its friendly hours until Tuesday and Electric Ireland said there are emergency measures if people are stuck.

From TheJournal.ie 17 stunning photos that sum up a snow-covered, stormy Ireland Storm Emma

17 stunning photos that sum up a snow-covered, stormy Ireland

While you’re bunkered down for the night, here’s a roundup of snowy scenes from around the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'In Boston they'd throw you in the clink': Here's why you should never drive in a blizzard Whiteout

'In Boston they'd throw you in the clink': Here's why you should never drive in a blizzard

Sean O’Neill of Transport Infrastructure Ireland said “even in a tank” people would be at risk of driving off a bridge or motorway because of reduced visibility.

From TheJournal.ie All trains and Dublin Buses off until Saturday, some Bus Éireann services may return tomorrow Transport

All trains and Dublin Buses off until Saturday, some Bus Éireann services may return tomorrow

Public transport will come to a literal standstill for at least a day and a half this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Everyone should be off the roads and indoors from now Storm Emma

Everyone should be off the roads and indoors from now

People are being advised to stay indoors until tomorrow afternoon as a blizzard moves in.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm The Beast

Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm

The ISME said many businesses can not afford to pay staff if they do not come to work.

From TheJournal.ie Takeaways and fast food delivery services close due to severe weather Hungry Beast

Takeaways and fast food delivery services close due to severe weather

Deliveroo said it is stopping all deliveries in the interest of the safety of its riders.

From TheJournal.ie No buses and a Luas every half hour - here's how transport is affected by the snow Getting Around

No buses and a Luas every half hour - here's how transport is affected by the snow

The government has urged everyone in a red area to be at home from 4pm today until 12 midday tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'My hair and makeup are sort of becoming immaterial' - What to do if a blizzard hits your wedding Some Day For It

'My hair and makeup are sort of becoming immaterial' - What to do if a blizzard hits your wedding

People are being told to stay indoors, but what happens if you’ve a wedding.

# the-beast - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight Shelter

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

From TheJournal.ie Over 40 people have died as a result of the severe icy weather gripping Europe The Beast

Over 40 people have died as a result of the severe icy weather gripping Europe

At least 42 people have died because of weather conditions in Europe since Friday.

From TheJournal.ie No Bus Éireann or Dublin Bus services tomorrow in Leinster and Munster The Beast

No Bus Éireann or Dublin Bus services tomorrow in Leinster and Munster

The decision was announced following a meeting of the National Emergency Coordination Group.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible Unnecessary Journeys

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco 'unable to make most home deliveries' today due to the treacherous conditions The Beast

Tesco 'unable to make most home deliveries' today due to the treacherous conditions

While stores are still open, most deliveries won’t be made in areas affected by the red alert.

From TheJournal.ie 'Now is the time': People asked to clear snow from outside their home before snow worsens The Beast

'Now is the time': People asked to clear snow from outside their home before snow worsens

The snow is set to reach up to 25cm tomorrow, so people are being urged to take action now.

# the-beast - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says minister's advice to turn the heating on 24/7 'is not the advice of government' The Beast

Taoiseach says minister's advice to turn the heating on 24/7 'is not the advice of government'

Minister Jim Daly said that older people could claim the money back for fuel from welfare schemes.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to keep your pets warm and safe from The Beast this week Freezing

Here's how to keep your pets warm and safe from The Beast this week

The ISPCA has issued advice on how to protect your pet during the freezing weather ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Temperatures plunge as low as -20 as Europe gets battered by 'the Beast from the East' Off The Charts

Photos: Temperatures plunge as low as -20 as Europe gets battered by 'the Beast from the East'

The Arctic, meanwhile, is undergoing an unseasonable heatwave.

# the-beast - Monday 26 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Planning to drive this week? Here's the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather The Beast

Planning to drive this week? Here's the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather

Here’s what to do before you set out, or if you encounter snow or ice.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the plans in place to get Ireland through Storm Emma The Beast

Here are the plans in place to get Ireland through Storm Emma

The National Emergency Coordination Group said there may be a Status Red warning later this week.

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is the 'Beast from the East'? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week? Arctic Cold

What exactly is the 'Beast from the East'? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week?

The polar vortex from Siberia is bringing extremely cold temperatures all over Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7 Beast From The East

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

# the-beast - Friday 17 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer Toto Riina

Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer

The mobster, who was nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his cruelty, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

# the-beast - Monday 6 November, 2017

A massive bouncy castle just for adults is coming to Tallaght next month

We’ve dreamed of this day all our lives.

# the-beast - Monday 12 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating RIRA murder appeal to public for potential 'dashcam footage' evidence Dashcam Appeal

Gardaí investigating RIRA murder appeal to public for potential 'dashcam footage' evidence

Aidan O’Driscoll was murdered last Thursday.

# the-beast - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for witnesses to murder of Real IRA figure in Cork The Beast

Appeal for witnesses to murder of Real IRA figure in Cork

Aidan O’Driscoll was shot in the back a number of times on a street in Cork city yesterday.

# the-beast - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The42 Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# the-beast - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it? Pure Wexford Beef

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

# the-beast - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'They keep biltong in the fridges instead of vegetables, which is brilliant'

Ireland tighthead Mike Ross knows he faces a big scrum battle on Saturday.

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