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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# The Beast

Last year
2022
# The Beast
Familiar face Beatriz Ferreira turns pro with Eddie Hearn and Brian Peters
The Brazilian great, who was beaten by Kellie Harrington in last summer’s Olympic final, still aims to compete at Paris 2024.
All time
# no scrum no win
'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum
The Springboks pack was ruthless in going after the English set-piece in the World Cup final.
# The Beast
'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast'
The Dubliner shot an opening round three under par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.
# Wrong way
Drivers insisted on following sat-nav straight into Wicklow snowdrifts, rescuers say
Motorists are being reminded they always need to take heed of road conditions.
# thanks emma
Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'
It’s been suggested that it would be unreasonable to make up the days during Easter.
# Emergency
Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'
Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.
# expected to open
Parents to be told later today whether individual schools are reopening
Most schools and colleges are expected to reopen.
# Big Freeze
Lessons learned from 2010 snow meant we had more than enough salt for the Beast
Salt supplies are stocked up at off-peak time to ensure Ireland is always ready to tackle icy roads.
# A helping hand
Open thread: What random acts of kindness did you see during the awful weather this week?
In this wintry weather, even the smallest helping hand could have made a difference.
# stormy waters
Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove
The woman got into difficulty in stormy waters.
# 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.
# Storm Emma
Funeral services across the country postponed due to weather conditions
Some services are still due to go ahead on Sunday.
LIVE
The country bunkered down as Emma and the Beast did their worst
The country has gone into hibernation for the evening in compliance with Met Éireann’s status red snow-ice weather warnings.
# Power
Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up
Pinergy has extended its friendly hours until Tuesday and Electric Ireland said there are emergency measures if people are stuck.
# Storm Emma
17 stunning photos that sum up a snow-covered, stormy Ireland
While you’re bunkered down for the night, here’s a roundup of snowy scenes from around the country.
# 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.
# Transport
All trains and Dublin Buses off until Saturday, some Bus Éireann services may return tomorrow
Public transport will come to a literal standstill for at least a day and a half this afternoon.
# 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.
# The Beast
Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm
The ISME said many businesses can not afford to pay staff if they do not come to work.
# hungry beast
Takeaways and fast food delivery services close due to severe weather
Deliveroo said it is stopping all deliveries in the interest of the safety of its riders.
# getting around
No buses and a Luas every half hour - here's how transport is affected by the snow
The government has urged everyone in a red area to be at home from 4pm today until 12 midday tomorrow.
# some day for it
'My hair and makeup are sort of becoming immaterial' - What to do if a blizzard hits your wedding
People are being told to stay indoors, but what happens if you’ve a wedding.
# shelter
Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.
# Severe Weather
All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.
# 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.
# The Beast
No Bus Éireann or Dublin Bus services tomorrow in Leinster and Munster
The decision was announced following a meeting of the National Emergency Coordination Group.
# unnecessary journeys
Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible
The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.
# The Beast
Tesco 'unable to make most home deliveries' today due to the treacherous conditions
While stores are still open, most deliveries won’t be made in areas affected by the red alert.
# 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.
# 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.
# freezing
Here's how to keep your pets warm and safe from The Beast this week
The ISPCA has issued advice on how to protect your pet during the freezing weather ahead.
# off the charts
Photos: Temperatures plunge as low as -20 as Europe gets battered by 'the Beast from the East'
The Arctic, meanwhile, is undergoing an unseasonable heatwave.
# The Beast
Planning to drive this week? Here's the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather
Here’s what to do before you set out, or if you encounter snow or ice.
# 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.
# arctic cold
What exactly is the 'Beast from the East'? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week?
The polar vortex from Siberia is bringing extremely cold temperatures all over Europe.
# 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.
# Toto Riina
Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer
The mobster, who was nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his cruelty, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.
# The Beast
A massive bouncy castle just for adults is coming to Tallaght next month
We’ve dreamed of this day all our lives.
# dashcam appeal
Gardaí investigating RIRA murder appeal to public for potential 'dashcam footage' evidence
Aidan O’Driscoll was murdered last Thursday.
# The Beast
Appeal for witnesses to murder of Real IRA figure in Cork
Aidan O’Driscoll was shot in the back a number of times on a street in Cork city yesterday.