Dublin: 25 °C Wednesday 10 August, 2022

23 tweets that perfectly sum up Ireland's mixed reaction to the arrival of Ophelia

There are City Council workers out collecting leaves ahead of the hurricane. As you do.

1. We’ve all accepted that this isn’t a joke.

2. Everyone’s nerves are gone because it’s such a rare occurrence.

3. People are torn between being excited and being extremely worried.

4. This is without a doubt the biggest week of Met Eireann’s life.

5. And they’re dressing accordingly.

6. Teresa Mannion and Dua Lipa have collaborated beautifully.

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7. Be sure to charge your phones for emergencies… Like checking if there’s any more good memes.

8. If Ophelia sees the tweets everybody’s writing about her… She’s going to be very angry.

9. Some people are less worried than others.


10. They’re still expecting the bins to be collected.

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11. Dublin City Council probably have the worst reaction of all.


12. You won’t see Bran out there picking up leaves anyway.


13. People are going wild on stocking up.

14. People are wondering about So Sue Me’s social media plan for this storm…

15. Someone was kind enough to prepare a photo for her.

16. People predict that Dicey’s will still be kicking tonight.


17. Not everybody thinks that closing schools for the day was a wise move.

18. There could be an Ophelia baby boom on the way.

19. Boil the kettle and fill all of your flasks while you still have electricity.

20. Maybe the UK won’t even need to worry about Ireland and Brexit after today.

21. LCD Soundsystem could probably scare Ophelia off.

22. It would be a huge relief if everything was calmer than we expected… But it would be a bit embarrassing internationally.


Always better to be safe than sorry though.

23. There’s no jokes that will appeal to workers forced to head out today in those conditions, however.

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