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#storm names

# storm-names - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Saidhbhín, Christoph and Phoebe: Names of 2020-2021 storms announced

The naming of storms has been shown to raise awareness of severe weather and help people stay safe.

# storm-names - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named

Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named

The practice of assigning names to storms began in the 1950s.

# storm-names - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

# storm-names - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'

Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.

# storm-names - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Wind warnings extended to entire country as Storm Abigail sweeps in

Some “damaging gusts” should be expected.

# storm-names - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Barney, Clodagh and Wilbert - here's what we'll be calling storms from now on

Members of the public got to choose the names.

# storm-names - Sunday 27 September, 2015

'Storm Enda' won't be knocking over bins and upturning sheds this winter

We won’t be getting a ‘Storm Michael’ either.