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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# Snowwatch
Some wintry snaps of Ireland this week as more snow sweeps across the country
AA Roadwatch is advising all road users to take extra care and drive at a reduced speed in affected areas.
# Snowwatch
Thaw could prove fleeting as temperature due to drop again next week
Road conditions remain dangerous this morning, and forecasters warn that more of the same weather could follow a brief weekend thaw.
# Budget-Free Zone
Dramatic image shows snow-covered Ireland
Satellite image of wintry Ireland was snapped yesterday afternoon.
# Snowwatch
'Slight thaw' promised as icy weather persists
Last night’s subzero temperatures mean roads remain hazardous this morning, but Met Éireann says temperatures are expected to rise this week.
# Sneachta-pus
Forget Paul the octopus: meet Sneachta-pus
There are some seriously well-built snowmen out there, but has yours got eight limbs? We didn’t think so.
# Employment
Cold snap costs businesses €7m a day
If every employee leaves work 15 minutes early, companies lose 49,300 days of work, according to the Small Firms Association.
# Big Freeze
Making an early break for home? Check these transport links first...
Some public transport still compromised by heavy snowfall and icy conditions.
# Big Freeze
Weather gallery: Oh, the weather outside is frightful...
…but some of the photography is truly delightful. Here’s a gallery of some more incredible pictures our readers have sent.
# Snowwatch
Snow moves west, but transport hampered as big freeze continues
The East gets some respite from snow – which moves west – but freezing temperatures and transport turmoil goes on.
# Pitter-Patter
Is Ireland on the verge of another baby boom?
Yes, according to directory inquiries firm 11850, who say they’re getting more calls for dating agencies and lingerie shops.
# Big Freeze
Dublin Airport closed again, while gas explosion closes O’Connell St
A suspected gas explosion on O’Connell St closes the main thoroughfare, as snow continues to fall on the capital.
# Snowwatch
Transport chaos as temperatures hit record -14° lows
Dublin Airport records one of its lowest temperatures ever as icy roads continue to hamper Ireland’s travel plans.