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#Big Freeze

# big-freeze - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Risk to life' warning issued in UK as snow forces motorists to abandon cars and pupils to stay in school
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

'Risk to life' warning issued in UK as snow forces motorists to abandon cars and pupils to stay in school

Feb 1st 2019, 7:54 AM 33,783 Views 18 Comments

Temperatures dropped as low as -15.4 in the Scottish Highlands last night.

# big-freeze - Saturday 3 March, 2018

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 19,079 Views 34 Comments

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

# big-freeze - Monday 26 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 26th 2018, 3:33 PM 93,507 Views 82 Comments

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

# big-freeze - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Connacht brave sub-zero temperatures to secure bonus-point win in Siberia
# Big Freeze
From The42
# Big Freeze

Connacht brave sub-zero temperatures to secure bonus-point win in Siberia

Nov 14th 2015, 10:22 AM 14,790 Views 9 Comments

Job done for Pat Lam’s men in Krasnoyarsk.

# big-freeze - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

This was the scene in Ireland four years ago today
# Snow Joke
From The Daily Edge
# Snow Joke

This was the scene in Ireland four years ago today

Dec 3rd 2014, 10:02 PM 6,294 Views 3 Comments

The big freeze of 2010.

# big-freeze - Friday 28 November, 2014

Grand mild out, isn't it? ... Well, here's what Dublin looked like --- four years ago
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Grand mild out, isn't it? ... Well, here's what Dublin looked like --- four years ago

Nov 28th 2014, 3:18 PM 33,876 Views 20 Comments

The snows started falling on this day four years ago, capping what was the coldest November period on record and heralding the start of the ‘Big Freeze’.

# big-freeze - Sunday 9 November, 2014

How prepared is Ireland for another big freeze?
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

How prepared is Ireland for another big freeze?

Nov 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 57,638 Views 120 Comments

No one needs to panic – we have more than enough salt this time.

# big-freeze - Thursday 30 October, 2014

11 things we can expect this winter if Ireland experiences another 'big freeze'
# Big Freeze
From The Daily Edge
# Big Freeze

11 things we can expect this winter if Ireland experiences another 'big freeze'

Oct 30th 2014, 1:08 PM 46,500 Views 52 Comments

SALT. EVERYWHERE.

# big-freeze - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Rates freeze would see 'return to bustling main streets'
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

Rates freeze would see 'return to bustling main streets'

May 29th 2014, 10:32 AM 8,170 Views 17 Comments

Call on newly-elected councillors to drive recovery in “busy main streets”.

# big-freeze - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Ad agency denies 'poo rain' seen flooding into office
# Poo-ple Rain
From The Daily Edge
# Poo-ple Rain

Ad agency denies 'poo rain' seen flooding into office

Jan 9th 2014, 1:45 PM 2,382 Views 0 Comments

What’s the opposite of Hallelujah?

# big-freeze - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Think it's chilly in Ireland? Here's what they're dealing with in the States
# Baltic
From The Daily Edge
# Baltic

Think it's chilly in Ireland? Here's what they're dealing with in the States

Jan 7th 2014, 1:53 PM 5,837 Views 2 Comments

America’s toilets are literally freezing.

# big-freeze - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Your 'Seems Like Lovely Weather for a Dip' Pics of the Day
# Big Freeze 2010
# Big Freeze 2010

Your 'Seems Like Lovely Weather for a Dip' Pics of the Day

Dec 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 16,907 Views 6 Comments

Stay classy, Blessington Lakes…

# big-freeze - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Who remembers Ireland's 'Big Snow' of 1982?
# Big Freeze
From The Daily Edge
# Big Freeze

Who remembers Ireland's 'Big Snow' of 1982?

Dec 24th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,721 Views 3 Comments

Check out these vintage videos.

# big-freeze - Monday 30 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Jan 30th 2012, 4:54 PM 6,365 Views 11 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# big-freeze - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Remember this? The first snow days of November 2010
# Anniversary
From The Daily Edge
# Anniversary

Remember this? The first snow days of November 2010

Nov 24th 2011, 7:45 PM 15,315 Views 37 Comments

As we look out the window of our Dublin HQ on this dark, windy evening, TheJournal.ie staff is reminiscing about last year’s Snovember.

# big-freeze - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Poll: Are you ready for snow?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you ready for snow?

Nov 12th 2011, 12:32 PM 3,365 Views 42 Comments

Is this sunny weather lulling us into a false sense of security or are you getting prepared for more harsh weather conditions later this year?

# big-freeze - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

NRA and Dublin City Council prepare for winter snow and ice
# Let It Snow
# Let It Snow

NRA and Dublin City Council prepare for winter snow and ice

Nov 9th 2011, 6:04 PM 1,517 Views 25 Comments

The National Roads Authority has said it has enough salt to cover roads for three normal seasons, while Dublin City Council are meeting tomorrow to discuss measures to ensure citizens are protected from any harsh conditions this winter.

# big-freeze - Thursday 13 October, 2011

January will be the coldest month this winter - forecast
# Brrrr
# Brrrr

January will be the coldest month this winter - forecast

Oct 13th 2011, 3:46 PM 8,703 Views 22 Comments

Irish Weather Online’s long-range forecaster Peter O’Donnell predicts a mixed bag of snow, rain and milder conditions this winter. Remember he was the guy who got it right last year?

# big-freeze - Friday 15 July, 2011

Oxygen levels dropped dangerously at children's hospital
# Health
# Health

Oxygen levels dropped dangerously at children's hospital

Jul 15th 2011, 8:39 AM 321 Views 0 Comments

Medical Independent uncovers ‘near miss’ at Temple Street hospital when stocks ran low during the freezing conditions of last December.

# big-freeze - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

FBD premium hikes expected after surge in weather claims
# Insurance
# Insurance

FBD premium hikes expected after surge in weather claims

Mar 8th 2011, 10:52 AM 518 Views 0 Comments

Announcing performance figures for 2010, the insurer says the level of weather claims will mean increased premiums in 2011.

# big-freeze - Monday 7 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 7th 2011, 8:07 AM 2,371 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: An agreement on a new government, a potential visit from Pope Benedict, and the return of the dreaded snow…

# big-freeze - Monday 31 January, 2011

Ryanair reports surprise €10m loss after snow cancellations
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair reports surprise €10m loss after snow cancellations

Jan 31st 2011, 10:18 AM 698 Views 0 Comments

Higher fuel costs, industrial action and snow cancellations see Ryanair lose €10m in the three months to December 31.

# big-freeze - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Dempsey says Ireland's snow response 'better than Europe'
# Brrr
# Brrr

Dempsey says Ireland's snow response 'better than Europe'

Jan 18th 2011, 4:10 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

The Transport Minister tells the Dáil he thinks Ireland’s local authorities handled the big freeze better than others.

# big-freeze - Friday 7 January, 2011

Take 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Jan 7th 2011, 4:54 PM 920 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

It’s back: snow to return across Ireland tonight
# Brrr
# Brrr

It’s back: snow to return across Ireland tonight

Jan 7th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,829 Views 1 Comment

Munster and south Leinster will see the return of the dreaded white stuff, after overnight temperatures dropped to -6.8°C.

# big-freeze - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Sub-zero temperatures strike again
# Brrr
# Brrr

Sub-zero temperatures strike again

Jan 6th 2011, 9:01 AM 495 Views 0 Comments

Brrr… time to wrap up as freezing weather continues.

# big-freeze - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Dec 29th 2010, 9:05 AM 1,120 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you really need to know this morning: Water, water everywhere; a 31-year-old is injured in a Clondalkin shooting, and a drop in 2010 tourism.

# big-freeze - Friday 24 December, 2010

Take 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Dec 24th 2010, 4:51 PM 1,061 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Dec 24th 2010, 9:26 AM 1,109 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning: Freezing weather is set to continue (we’re sorry); Appeal for infomation on Blathnaid Timothy continues; Anarchists take responsibilty for Rome embassy attacks; and Kate Middleton makes us do a double-take…

# big-freeze - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Dublin Airport closed until 5am as chaos continues
# Brrr
# Brrr

Dublin Airport closed until 5am as chaos continues

Dec 23rd 2010, 7:01 PM 1,771 Views 0 Comments

The main runway at Ireland’s biggest airport freezes over again, causing further headaches for tens of thousands.

# big-freeze - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

Airports work to clear backlog as sub-zero temperatures go on
# Brrr
# Brrr

Airports work to clear backlog as sub-zero temperatures go on

Dec 22nd 2010, 7:17 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

Aer Lingus and Ryanair both claim to be working at almost full capacity, with Ryanair putting on extra flights tomorrow.

Take 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Dec 22nd 2010, 5:00 PM 890 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# big-freeze - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

Dublin Bus to cease routes at 10pm tonight
# Brrr
# Brrr

Dublin Bus to cease routes at 10pm tonight

Dec 21st 2010, 5:00 PM 488 Views 0 Comments

Take 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

Dec 21st 2010, 4:27 PM 709 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# big-freeze - Saturday 18 December, 2010

Big Freezes takes toll: some of the sport is off
# Off! Off! Off!
From The42
# Off! Off! Off!

Big Freezes takes toll: some of the sport is off

Dec 18th 2010, 12:54 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

No, not THAT kind of “off”. Navan’s races are on, but UK meetings suffer, as do two Premier League games and some rugby.

Transport chaos looms as cold weather returns
# Brrr
# Brrr

Transport chaos looms as cold weather returns

Dec 18th 2010, 12:47 PM 1,761 Views 0 Comments

Sub-zero temperatures return and public transport is hit – while local authorities admit that salt supplies are running low.

Poll: Are our local authorities doing enough to keep us moving?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are our local authorities doing enough to keep us moving?

Dec 18th 2010, 11:35 AM 463 Views 7 Comments

Are you happy with how your local authority has acted to keep you moving – or do you think they could do more?

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Dec 18th 2010, 9:02 AM 850 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: more ‘secret’ bank bonuses, the return of the cold snap, and growing threats of war in Korea.

# big-freeze - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Severe weather warning issued
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Severe weather warning issued

Dec 15th 2010, 8:17 PM 986 Views 0 Comments

More snow is expected – but Mét Eireann says it this cold snap will not be as severe as the recent one.

# big-freeze - Saturday 11 December, 2010

Scotland's transport minister quits over Big Freeze chaos
# Scotland
# Scotland

Scotland's transport minister quits over Big Freeze chaos

Dec 11th 2010, 5:07 PM 339 Views 0 Comments

Stewart Stevenson quits after stinging criticism of his handling of the weather crisis, admitting he could have done better.

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