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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Snow

All time
# school's back
Schools are to reopen on Monday - where possible
The final decision will be made by the schools themselves.
# Be warned
'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'
Motorists are being urged to take to the road only in exceptional circumstances.
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’.
# Storm Emma
Status red warning for five Leinster counties extended until 9am
Snow will continue to fall until this evening and sleety showers are expected tomorrow.
# beast from the east
PHOTOS: Stunning shots of snow around the country
It’s a winter wonderland … in March.
# No Cars Go
'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential
Several people had to be rescued after getting stuck in their cars.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning to leave your home today?
Do you think you have snow business venturing out of the house?
# Storm Emma
Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today
A status red snow-ice warning will remain in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway until 6pm.
# whiteout
'In Boston they'd throw you in the clink': Here's why you should never drive in a blizzard
Sean O’Neill of Transport Infrastructure Ireland said “even in a tank” people would be at risk of driving off a bridge or motorway because of reduced visibility.
# Storm Emma
Everyone should be off the roads and indoors from now
People are being advised to stay indoors until tomorrow afternoon as a blizzard moves in.
# emergency personnel
Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm
A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.
# Shutdown
Large queues formed outside post offices ahead of lunchtime shutdown
All An Post branches are now shut until Monday.
Status Red warning nationwide as Ireland braces for blizzard conditions
Stay with us for the day as we bring you the latest updates.
# beast from the east
7 completely zen ways to make the most of your snow day at home
You’re trapped inside so make the most of it.
# sexy beast
Pictures: A snowbound zoo, snowball fights, and stunning vistas - the Beast hit Ireland and everything looked amazing
It was a day of singular beauty around the emerald isle.
# dangerous conditions
'Unprecedented situation': Up to 40cm of snow predicted by Friday lunchtime
A Status Red snow-ice warning will be in place in Munster and Leinster from 4pm tomorrow.
Here's your transport updates as country prepares for heavy snowfall overnight
The government has said that 25cm of snow is expected tomorrow, and 40cm on Friday.
# Severe Weather
All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.
# beast from the southside
9 painfully Southside responses to the arrival of the Beast from the East
You can find bread but you can’t find brioche.
# The Beast
Over 40 people have died as a result of the severe icy weather gripping Europe
At least 42 people have died because of weather conditions in Europe since Friday.
# worse to come
Conditions are going to deteriorate further as Met Éireann expects 25cm of snowfall by tomorrow
Temperatures will drop to as low as -6 degrees tonight.
# beast from the east
PHOTOS: Many parts of Ireland are covered in snow
Stay safe out there.
# The Beast
'Now is the time': People asked to clear snow from outside their home before snow worsens
The snow is set to reach up to 25cm tomorrow, so people are being urged to take action now.
# Snow Day
Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department
Buses are not running in many areas.
# Sneachta
Red weather warning issued after heavy overnight snow
The Beast From The East has arrived.
# Homelessness
'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has said that over 165 extra beds have been made available because of the weather warning.
# Storm Emma
Householders warned NOT to leave their taps running during the freezing weather
Here’s what you need to do to help prevent your water pipes from bursting.
# The Beast
Taoiseach says minister's advice to turn the heating on 24/7 'is not the advice of government'
Minister Jim Daly said that older people could claim the money back for fuel from welfare schemes.
# day after tomorrow
'Continuous snow' to hit Ireland as Beast from the East clashes with Storm Emma
Gale force winds of up to 110km/h could occur over the coming days, Met Éireann has warned.
# beast from the east
Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits
The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that patients could experience “significant disruption for several days”.
# The Beast
Here are the plans in place to get Ireland through Storm Emma
The National Emergency Coordination Group said there may be a Status Red warning later this week.
# beast from the east
PHOTOS: Many parts of Europe are under snow
A snow-ice warning has been issued for seven counties in Ireland.
# beast from the east
Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7
The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.
# winter is coming
13 of the best tweets about the impending 'Beast from the East'
Storm’s a comin’.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about the bad weather?
Met Éireann is expected to issue snow and ice warnings this week.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…
# Weather
Warning issued for 'significant wind chill and disruptive snow' next week
We’ll have “exceptionally cold weather” next week.
# Snow Joke
Met Éireann warns that 'exceptionally cold' weather is on the way
Snow and “severe frosts” are expected.
# Winter Olympics
Ireland's Thomas Westgaard finishes strong in cross-country skiing
Westgaard pushed from 74th to finish 63rd in Pyeongchang, while Ireland’s Alpine racers claimed top 50 spots.
# Weather
Fresh snow-ice warning issued as wintry showers move through country
It’ll be another snowy evening in parts of the country.