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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Ophelia

All time
# government response
Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin
Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.
# Ophelia
18 ways to describe Hurricane Ophelia as Gaeilge
With help from The Irish For.
# Ophelia
Here are the shops and businesses remaining closed due to storm
Dunnes, Lidl, Tesco and Aldi are among the outlets closed.
# Louth
Man killed in Louth as tree falls on his car
The incident occurred in Ravensdale, near Dundalk.
# Ophelia
Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow
Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.
# Wildfires
At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain
A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.
# Ophelia
Man killed in Tipperary by falling tree limb
Gardaí are advising members of the public to stay indoors until the storm has passed.
# blown away
Ophelia is bringing record-breaking gusts of nearly 200km/h to Ireland
Roofs are being blown off, trees are being uprooted and electricity wires are being damaged as Ophelia batters Ireland.
# storm ophelia
Flight chaos and cancellations but some Irish airports defy 122 km/h winds to stay open
Cork Airport has cancelled all departures.
# batten down the hatches
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia has battered Ireland. Here's what you need to know
Storm Ophelia made its way through the country after making landfall in Kerry this morning.
# aglish
Woman killed in Waterford after car struck by falling tree
A female passenger also sustained non-life threatening injuries.
# Ophelia
Rescue 116 and lifeboat crew tasked to windsurfers in difficulty off Louth coast
The incident happened this morning before the men made their way back to shore.
# Ophelia
Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland
Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.
# Ophelia
'A significant risk to life': Storm Ophelia could have a 'sting jet' with winds of 100km/h
Sting jets get their named from the ‘sting in the tail’ of clouds.
# Emergency
Leo Varadkar: The government IS prepared for Storm Ophelia
“Our number one priority today is to avoid any injuries and any loss of life.”
# International Coverage
'Landfall near Trump property': The world is watching Ireland as Ophelia rages in
US news outlets are providing extensive coverage of the storm’s arrival.
# drive safe
Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.
# Ophelia
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.
# electricity cuts
Checklist: Some things you might need to do if you're worried about a power cut
Charge your phone and any other devices in your house – and don’t touch any fallen wires.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you decide to travel this morning?
We really hope you could avoid it.
# Power Outages
Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days
ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.
# Ophelia
Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong
It’s the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years.
# Updates
Widespread travel disruptions as Hurricane Ophelia nears Ireland
Met Éireann has issued a status red weather warning for the entire country.
# Ophelia
Status red weather alert issued for entire country ahead of Ophelia's arrival
Rain can be expected over the country from tonight.
# red warning
14 reactions that sum up Ireland's preparations for the incoming Hurricane Ophelia
Brace yourself.
# Oh Ophelia
Bus Éireann cancels school service as Status Red warning issued over storm Ophelia
The state bus service said that it would not be operating the school bus routes in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo and Galway.
# not brian
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia won't get a new name on this side of the Atlantic - here's why
We have our own naming system these days – but the storm won’t be rechristened.
# Rain Rain Go Away
Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland
Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.
# shakespearean storm
Is Ireland about to meet a hurricane called Ophelia?
Well no, probably not. It’s more likely to be a tropical storm, according to Met Éireann. We’re set for a rough start to next week though.
# To Be or Not To Be?
Have historians found the real-life inspiration for Shakespeare's Ophelia?
The death of a young child in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon may have inspired the noted playwright when composing one of his most famous and enduring plays, Hamlet.