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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# beast from the east

This year
# Quiz
QUIZ: How well do you remember extreme Irish weather events?
Maybe they will name a storm after you some day.
# beast from the east
Weather phenomenon behind 2018 'Beast from the East' could bring heavy snow this month
Meteorologists forecast a sudden stratospheric warming event, though a cold snap is not guaranteed.
All time
Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.
# One Year On
Red alerts and total wipeouts: How the Beast from the East brought the county to a grinding halt
It’s exactly a year since the Beast began to bite – here’s how the day played out.
# Yeast from the east
It's a year since the snow-induced bread rush - now Brexit is causing problems
A no-deal Brexit could mean the prices of bread increase by between 10% and 15%, according to a bread makers’ association.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember the Beast from the East?
Snowpocalypse then.
# Kicking up a storm
'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018
It was an eventful year for Irish forecasters – but the public weren’t always happy with their predictions.
# top trends
These were the most popular hashtags on Twitter in Ireland this year
Data from the company shows how 2018 was another year for political discussion on the platform.
# fortunestown
The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today
Lidl said the rebuilt store would be “new and improved”.
# bad buzz
'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%
Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.
# after the storm
'Siberian-esque' Storm Emma cost retailers 'tens of millions' but local stores made good sales
Retail Ireland says the effect of the storm was felt for days after.
# cabin fever
What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub
Being stuck inside led to a spike in internet usage.
# Beauty of the beast
Irish people bought an extra €2 million worth of wine during the Beast from the East
The biggest beneficiary were convenience stores.
# Emergency Services
Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.
# beast from the east
Extra week of fuel allowance to be paid this week to over 368,000 households after cold weather
In total, an extra €22.50 will be paid to over 368,000 households.
# emma aftermath
'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue
Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.
# €€€€
Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today updated the Cabinet on that aftermath of the recent weather conditions.
# Storm Emma
'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation
Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.
# whiteout
Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast
100 on-site staff and 200 contractors worked to clear the nearly 1,000 acre site.
# Storm Emma
Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.
# impassable
Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues
The east of the country is worst affected.
# Irish Water
Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply
Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.
# not over
'Potential localised flooding': New status orange alert issued for Leinster
Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight.
# 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.
# Public Transport
Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
# no priest from the east
Storm Emma stopped this couple getting to the registry office, so they built a snow chapel instead
If only we all had neighbours like this.
# snownun
Everyone else give up now, these nuns in Galway have made the best Snow Sister
This is so wholesome.
# beast from the east
Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?
We all know which one is the cool storm.
# Prime Numbers
How much snow fell in Ireland? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How many tonnes of salt did we have?
# Sneachta
This Kilkenny mammy took a tractor to work during Storm Emma and now she's going global
What a legend.
# 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.
# Snow Joke
Just 17 wonderful things that happened when the snow hit Ireland
Don’t let the actions of the few overshadow the wonderful efforts of many.
# Your Say
Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?
It’s been a confusing few days for employees.
# Storm Emma
How RTÉ put on a last-minute Late Late Show with the country frozen to a halt
“Coming up after the break… I’ve no idea.”
# the big freeze
Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain
Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.
# beast in the east
Ambulance base in Wexford blocked by snowdrifts and abandoned cars
Up to a metre of snow fell in parts of Wexford, according to the County Council.
# bit of snow
There were absolute scenes in shops across Ireland today as people queued for supplies
Dammit we need more milk.
# sneatcha
15 of the most creative snowmen built around Ireland this week
Yis are all legends.
# stay safe
President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services
The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.
# Storm Emma
Risk of flooding as snow begins to melt and river levels could 'suddenly' rise
The warning was put out at the latest National Emergency Coordination Group meeting today.