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# beast-from-the-east - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating

Oct 24th 2019, 7:47 AM 35,637 Views 91 Comments

The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.

# beast-from-the-east - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Red alerts and total wipeouts: How the Beast from the East brought the county to a grinding halt
# One Year On
# One Year On

Red alerts and total wipeouts: How the Beast from the East brought the county to a grinding halt

Feb 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 32,744 Views 9 Comments

It’s exactly a year since the Beast began to bite – here’s how the day played out.

# beast-from-the-east - Sunday 24 February, 2019

It's a year since the snow-induced bread rush - now Brexit is causing problems
# Yeast From The East
# Yeast From The East

It's a year since the snow-induced bread rush - now Brexit is causing problems

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 PM 19,234 Views 18 Comments

A no-deal Brexit could mean the prices of bread increase by between 10% and 15%, according to a bread makers’ association.

# beast-from-the-east - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember the Beast from the East?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you remember the Beast from the East?

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 43,954 Views 15 Comments

Snowpocalypse then.

# beast-from-the-east - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018
# Kicking Up A Storm
# Kicking Up A Storm

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 61,471 Views 40 Comments

It was an eventful year for Irish forecasters – but the public weren’t always happy with their predictions.

# beast-from-the-east - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

These were the most popular hashtags on Twitter in Ireland this year
# Top Trends
# Top Trends

These were the most popular hashtags on Twitter in Ireland this year

Dec 5th 2018, 11:00 AM 12,339 Views 2 Comments

Data from the company shows how 2018 was another year for political discussion on the platform.

# beast-from-the-east - Thursday 30 August, 2018

The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today
# Fortunestown
# Fortunestown

The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today

Aug 30th 2018, 7:10 AM 16,179 Views 0 Comments

Lidl said the rebuilt store would be “new and improved”.

# beast-from-the-east - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%
# Bad Buzz
# Bad Buzz

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%

Aug 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,418 Views 18 Comments

Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.

# beast-from-the-east - Monday 14 May, 2018

'Siberian-esque' Storm Emma cost retailers 'tens of millions' but local stores made good sales
# After The Storm
# After The Storm

'Siberian-esque' Storm Emma cost retailers 'tens of millions' but local stores made good sales

May 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 9,242 Views 6 Comments

Retail Ireland says the effect of the storm was felt for days after.

# beast-from-the-east - Saturday 7 April, 2018

What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub
# Cabin Fever
# Cabin Fever

What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub

Apr 7th 2018, 12:02 AM 63,044 Views 70 Comments

Being stuck inside led to a spike in internet usage.

# beast-from-the-east - Friday 30 March, 2018

Irish people bought an extra €2 million worth of wine during the Beast from the East
# Beauty Of The Beast
# Beauty Of The Beast

Irish people bought an extra €2 million worth of wine during the Beast from the East

Mar 30th 2018, 6:35 AM 14,402 Views 26 Comments

The biggest beneficiary were convenience stores.

# beast-from-the-east - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,282 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# beast-from-the-east - Monday 12 March, 2018

Extra week of fuel allowance to be paid this week to over 368,000 households after cold weather
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

Extra week of fuel allowance to be paid this week to over 368,000 households after cold weather

Mar 12th 2018, 9:22 PM 19,425 Views 50 Comments

In total, an extra €22.50 will be paid to over 368,000 households.

# beast-from-the-east - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue
# Emma Aftermath
# Emma Aftermath

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue

Mar 7th 2018, 7:47 PM 9,524 Views 76 Comments

Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.

# beast-from-the-east - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost
# €€€€
# €€€€

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost

Mar 6th 2018, 9:15 PM 10,281 Views 45 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today updated the Cabinet on that aftermath of the recent weather conditions.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Mar 6th 2018, 4:35 PM 43,398 Views 25 Comments

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast
# Whiteout
# Whiteout

Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast

Mar 6th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,421 Views 20 Comments

100 on-site staff and 200 contractors worked to clear the nearly 1,000 acre site.

# beast-from-the-east - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,317 Views 19 Comments

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues
# Impassable
# Impassable

Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues

Mar 5th 2018, 3:20 PM 35,008 Views 25 Comments

The east of the country is worst affected.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Mar 5th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,884 Views 142 Comments

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

'Potential localised flooding': New status orange alert issued for Leinster
# Not Over
# Not Over

'Potential localised flooding': New status orange alert issued for Leinster

Mar 5th 2018, 12:00 PM 31,789 Views 12 Comments

Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight.

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

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

Mar 5th 2018, 7:45 AM 38,511 Views 99 Comments

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

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running

Mar 5th 2018, 7:32 AM 10,814 Views 8 Comments

Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

# beast-from-the-east - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Storm Emma stopped this couple getting to the registry office, so they built a snow chapel instead
# No Priest From The East
From The Daily Edge
# No Priest From The East

Storm Emma stopped this couple getting to the registry office, so they built a snow chapel instead

Mar 4th 2018, 4:24 PM 8,717 Views 0 Comments

If only we all had neighbours like this.

Everyone else give up now, these nuns in Galway have made the best Snow Sister
# Snownun
From The Daily Edge
# Snownun

Everyone else give up now, these nuns in Galway have made the best Snow Sister

Mar 4th 2018, 3:39 PM 20,464 Views 4 Comments

This is so wholesome.

# beast-from-the-east - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?
# Beast From The East
From The Daily Edge
# Beast From The East

Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 6,052 Views 1 Comment

We all know which one is the cool storm.

How much snow fell in Ireland? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How much snow fell in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:00 PM 67,226 Views 8 Comments

Plus: How many tonnes of salt did we have?

This Kilkenny mammy took a tractor to work during Storm Emma and now she's going global
# Sneachta
From The Daily Edge
# Sneachta

This Kilkenny mammy took a tractor to work during Storm Emma and now she's going global

Mar 3rd 2018, 4:30 PM 9,844 Views 3 Comments

What a legend.

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

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

Mar 3rd 2018, 1:00 PM 19,116 Views 34 Comments

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

Just 17 wonderful things that happened when the snow hit Ireland
# Snow Joke
From The Daily Edge
# Snow Joke

Just 17 wonderful things that happened when the snow hit Ireland

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:50 AM 28,100 Views 0 Comments

Don’t let the actions of the few overshadow the wonderful efforts of many.

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:14 AM 29,132 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a confusing few days for employees.

# beast-from-the-east - Friday 2 March, 2018

How RTÉ put on a last-minute Late Late Show with the country frozen to a halt
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

How RTÉ put on a last-minute Late Late Show with the country frozen to a halt

Mar 2nd 2018, 11:02 PM 112,073 Views 62 Comments

“Coming up after the break… I’ve no idea.”

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain
# The Big Freeze
# The Big Freeze

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain

Mar 2nd 2018, 9:52 PM 17,228 Views 47 Comments

Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.

Ambulance base in Wexford blocked by snowdrifts and abandoned cars
# Beast In The East
# Beast In The East

Ambulance base in Wexford blocked by snowdrifts and abandoned cars

Mar 2nd 2018, 9:25 PM 39,496 Views 33 Comments

Up to a metre of snow fell in parts of Wexford, according to the County Council.

There were absolute scenes in shops across Ireland today as people queued for supplies
# Bit Of Snow
From The Daily Edge
# Bit Of Snow

There were absolute scenes in shops across Ireland today as people queued for supplies

Mar 2nd 2018, 8:18 PM 37,031 Views 1 Comment

Dammit we need more milk.

15 of the most creative snowmen built around Ireland this week
# Sneatcha
From The Daily Edge
# Sneatcha

15 of the most creative snowmen built around Ireland this week

Mar 2nd 2018, 8:00 PM 24,201 Views 3 Comments

Yis are all legends.

President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

President Higgins asks public not to take 'exceptional risks' and risk emergency services

Mar 2nd 2018, 6:56 PM 15,169 Views 39 Comments

The President said that he has had to cancel a number of events.

Risk of flooding as snow begins to melt and river levels could 'suddenly' rise
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Risk of flooding as snow begins to melt and river levels could 'suddenly' rise

Mar 2nd 2018, 6:46 PM 29,273 Views 15 Comments

The warning was put out at the latest National Emergency Coordination Group meeting today.

AS IT HAPPENED: More heavy snow on east coast as drivers warned 'stay off the roads'
Live Mar 2nd 2018, 5:38 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: More heavy snow on east coast as drivers warned 'stay off the roads'

34,000 premises without power due to Storm Emma
# Into Darkness
# Into Darkness

34,000 premises without power due to Storm Emma

Mar 2nd 2018, 5:25 PM 56,044 Views 17 Comments

Many of those affected lost their power last night.

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