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#Storm Emma

# storm-emma - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison
# David Berney
# David Berney

Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison

Mar 4th 2021, 10:40 PM 42,221 Views 28 Comments

David Berney was high on cocaine at the time.

# storm-emma - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating

Oct 24th 2019, 7:47 AM 35,637 Views 91 Comments

The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.

# storm-emma - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Man sentenced to two years in prison over looting during Storm Emma
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Man sentenced to two years in prison over looting during Storm Emma

Jul 17th 2019, 3:31 PM 21,667 Views 51 Comments

John Doyle, who was found with three packets of cigarettes at the Centra store, threw trollies in the path of gardaí as they chased him through the shop.

# storm-emma - Monday 11 March, 2019

Man arrested over Centra looting during Storm Emma pushed trollies at gardaí as he tried to escape, court hears
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Man arrested over Centra looting during Storm Emma pushed trollies at gardaí as he tried to escape, court hears

Mar 11th 2019, 8:50 PM 22,502 Views 0 Comments

John Doyle has 111 previous convictions.

# storm-emma - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma
# Payouts
# Payouts

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma

Mar 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 9,285 Views 12 Comments

A minister at the Department of Finance sought the meeting on the foot of reports customers were underpaid.

# storm-emma - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Red alerts and total wipeouts: How the Beast from the East brought the county to a grinding halt
# One Year On
# One Year On

Red alerts and total wipeouts: How the Beast from the East brought the county to a grinding halt

Feb 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 32,744 Views 9 Comments

It’s exactly a year since the Beast began to bite – here’s how the day played out.

# storm-emma - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018
# Kicking Up A Storm
# Kicking Up A Storm

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 61,471 Views 40 Comments

It was an eventful year for Irish forecasters – but the public weren’t always happy with their predictions.

# storm-emma - Friday 30 November, 2018

Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time'
# Convicted
# Convicted

Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time'

Nov 30th 2018, 5:04 PM 27,884 Views 40 Comments

David Berney received a two-year sentence today for burglary, but had 18 months suspended for the looting incident.

# storm-emma - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies
# Winter Ready
# Winter Ready

A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies

Nov 7th 2018, 6:56 PM 7,002 Views 20 Comments

That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.

# storm-emma - Thursday 30 August, 2018

The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today
# Fortunestown
# Fortunestown

The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today

Aug 30th 2018, 7:10 AM 16,179 Views 0 Comments

Lidl said the rebuilt store would be “new and improved”.

# storm-emma - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%
# Bad Buzz
# Bad Buzz

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%

Aug 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,418 Views 18 Comments

Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.

# storm-emma - Friday 20 July, 2018

Lidl store that was destroyed during Storm Emma to reopen next month
# Fortunestown
# Fortunestown

Lidl store that was destroyed during Storm Emma to reopen next month

Jul 20th 2018, 2:40 PM 18,322 Views 0 Comments

The building suffered severe damage after it was attacked during Storm Emma in March.

# storm-emma - Monday 14 May, 2018

'Siberian-esque' Storm Emma cost retailers 'tens of millions' but local stores made good sales
# After The Storm
# After The Storm

'Siberian-esque' Storm Emma cost retailers 'tens of millions' but local stores made good sales

May 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 9,242 Views 6 Comments

Retail Ireland says the effect of the storm was felt for days after.

# storm-emma - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches
# Plastic Menace
# Plastic Menace

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches

Apr 14th 2018, 4:00 PM 34,593 Views 34 Comments

The polystyrene is from pontoons which broke up during gale-force winds.

# storm-emma - Saturday 7 April, 2018

What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub
# Cabin Fever
# Cabin Fever

What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub

Apr 7th 2018, 12:02 AM 63,044 Views 70 Comments

Being stuck inside led to a spike in internet usage.

# storm-emma - Monday 26 March, 2018

'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident
# Jack O'Driscoll
# Jack O'Driscoll

'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident

Mar 26th 2018, 11:53 AM 44,021 Views 21 Comments

Jack O’Driscoll fractured a vertebra in his neck after he fell during Storm Emma.

# storm-emma - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,282 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# storm-emma - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Poll: Should schools open on Saturdays to make up for the 'snow days'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools open on Saturdays to make up for the 'snow days'?

Mar 10th 2018, 8:30 AM 30,744 Views 106 Comments

Calls have been made to make up for lost time.

Gardaí track down Lidl thieves after looters post videos of themselves online
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí track down Lidl thieves after looters post videos of themselves online

Mar 10th 2018, 7:30 AM 108,338 Views 0 Comments

More arrests are expected soon.

# storm-emma - Friday 9 March, 2018

'Snow tourists' told to stay away from Wicklow Mountains this weekend over avalanche fears
# Stay Away
# Stay Away

'Snow tourists' told to stay away from Wicklow Mountains this weekend over avalanche fears

Mar 9th 2018, 11:02 AM 40,527 Views 40 Comments

The message is to stay away.

# storm-emma - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
# Failure To Communicate
# Failure To Communicate

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma

Mar 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 47,983 Views 65 Comments

Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.

# storm-emma - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
# Opinion
# Opinion

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

Mar 7th 2018, 8:15 PM 77,899 Views 28 Comments

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue
# Emma Aftermath
# Emma Aftermath

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue

Mar 7th 2018, 7:47 PM 9,524 Views 76 Comments

Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'
# Thanks Emma
# Thanks Emma

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:25 PM 67,017 Views 108 Comments

It’s been suggested that it would be unreasonable to make up the days during Easter.

23,000 homes and businesses still without water
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

23,000 homes and businesses still without water

Mar 7th 2018, 9:09 AM 14,526 Views 89 Comments

Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.

# storm-emma - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost
# €€€€
# €€€€

Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost

Mar 6th 2018, 9:15 PM 10,281 Views 45 Comments

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

Substantial amount of jewellery stolen from Westmeath store during Storm Emma
# Athlone
# Athlone

Substantial amount of jewellery stolen from Westmeath store during Storm Emma

Mar 6th 2018, 8:06 PM 24,862 Views 20 Comments

No arrests have been made to date in relation to the incident.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Mar 6th 2018, 4:35 PM 43,398 Views 25 Comments

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

Why are people without water? Three burst pipes were wasting enough to serve 25,000 people
# Piped Out
# Piped Out

Why are people without water? Three burst pipes were wasting enough to serve 25,000 people

Mar 6th 2018, 2:41 PM 20,380 Views 51 Comments

Restrictions and outages are ongoing.

Snow-ice warning remains in place - but it won't be as cold
# Warning
# Warning

Snow-ice warning remains in place - but it won't be as cold

Mar 6th 2018, 7:01 AM 16,234 Views 6 Comments

Tonight will see scattered showers and temperatures around or below freezing.

'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'
# Isolation
# Isolation

'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'

Mar 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 21,595 Views 31 Comments

We gave little thought to the psychological and emotional stresses of Storm Emma’s enforced isolation, writes Stephanie Regan.

Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast
# Whiteout
# Whiteout

Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast

Mar 6th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,421 Views 20 Comments

100 on-site staff and 200 contractors worked to clear the nearly 1,000 acre site.

# storm-emma - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,317 Views 19 Comments

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

Bank of Ireland establishes €50 million storm relief fund for businesses and homeowners
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Bank of Ireland establishes €50 million storm relief fund for businesses and homeowners

Mar 5th 2018, 6:00 PM 13,359 Views 52 Comments

Many businesses and homeowners have been financially impacted by Storm Emma.

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow

Mar 5th 2018, 4:10 PM 59,757 Views 154 Comments

The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

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

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

Mar 5th 2018, 3:20 PM 35,008 Views 25 Comments

The east of the country is worst affected.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Mar 5th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,884 Views 142 Comments

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
# Not Over
# Not Over

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

Mar 5th 2018, 12:00 PM 31,789 Views 12 Comments

Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight.

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running

Mar 5th 2018, 7:32 AM 10,814 Views 8 Comments

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

# storm-emma - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'Tomorrow is not a normal day' - People urged to use public transport, parts of east remain in 'full crisis'
# The Great Thaw
# The Great Thaw

'Tomorrow is not a normal day' - People urged to use public transport, parts of east remain in 'full crisis'

Mar 4th 2018, 2:38 PM 175,102 Views 62 Comments

Temperatures are expected to be between 3 and 6 degrees today.

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