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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

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

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

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?

Snowpocalypse then.

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

'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.

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

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.

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

The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today

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%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

The east of the country is worst affected.

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.

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

Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight.

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.

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running

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

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

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

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

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

Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?

We all know which one is the cool storm.

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

Plus: How many tonnes of salt did we have?

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

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 The Daily Edge Just 17 wonderful things that happened when the snow hit Ireland 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.

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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.

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.

From The Daily Edge There were absolute scenes in shops across Ireland today as people queued for supplies Bit Of Snow
From The Daily Edge 15 of the most creative snowmen built around Ireland this week Sneatcha

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.

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.

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

Our evening liveblog on the severe weather, covering what would normally be ‘rush hour’.

34,000 premises without power due to Storm Emma

Many of those affected lost their power last night.

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