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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Storm Emma

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# david berney
Storm 'Emma' looter must stay on the 'straight and narrow' or else he'll be sent to prison
David Berney was high on cocaine at the time.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.
# Tallaght
Man sentenced to two years in prison over looting during Storm Emma
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
Man arrested over Centra looting during Storm Emma pushed trollies at gardaí as he tried to escape, court hears
John Doyle has 111 previous convictions.
# Payouts
Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma
A minister at the Department of Finance sought the meeting on the foot of reports customers were underpaid.
# One Year On
Red alerts and total wipeouts: How the Beast from the East brought the county to a grinding halt
It’s exactly a year since the Beast began to bite – here’s how the day played out.
# Kicking up a storm
'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018
It was an eventful year for Irish forecasters – but the public weren’t always happy with their predictions.
# Convicted
Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time'
David Berney received a two-year sentence today for burglary, but had 18 months suspended for the looting incident.
# Winter Ready
A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies
That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.
# fortunestown
The Lidl destroyed during Storm Emma is reopening today
Lidl said the rebuilt store would be “new and improved”.
# bad buzz
'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%
Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.
# fortunestown
Lidl store that was destroyed during Storm Emma to reopen next month
The building suffered severe damage after it was attacked during Storm Emma in March.
# after the storm
'Siberian-esque' Storm Emma cost retailers 'tens of millions' but local stores made good sales
Retail Ireland says the effect of the storm was felt for days after.
# plastic menace
Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches
The polystyrene is from pontoons which broke up during gale-force winds.
# cabin fever
What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub
Being stuck inside led to a spike in internet usage.
# Jack O'Driscoll
'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident
Jack O’Driscoll fractured a vertebra in his neck after he fell during Storm Emma.
# Emergency Services
Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should schools open on Saturdays to make up for the 'snow days'?
Calls have been made to make up for lost time.
# Investigation
Gardaí track down Lidl thieves after looters post videos of themselves online
More arrests are expected soon.
# stay away
'Snow tourists' told to stay away from Wicklow Mountains this weekend over avalanche fears
The message is to stay away.
# failure to communicate
'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.
Voices
36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
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.
# emma aftermath
'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue
Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.
# 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.
# restrictions
23,000 homes and businesses still without water
Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.
# €€€€
Government wants to know how much the clean-up bill for Storm Emma is going to cost
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today updated the Cabinet on that aftermath of the recent weather conditions.
# Athlone
Substantial amount of jewellery stolen from Westmeath store during Storm Emma
No arrests have been made to date in relation to the incident.
# Storm Emma
'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation
Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.
# Piped out
Why are people without water? Three burst pipes were wasting enough to serve 25,000 people
Restrictions and outages are ongoing.
# warning
Snow-ice warning remains in place - but it won't be as cold
Tonight will see scattered showers and temperatures around or below freezing.
Voices
'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'
We gave little thought to the psychological and emotional stresses of Storm Emma’s enforced isolation, writes Stephanie Regan.
# whiteout
Working 12 hour days and moving 400,000 tonnes of snow - how Dublin Airport crews overcame the Beast
100 on-site staff and 200 contractors worked to clear the nearly 1,000 acre site.
# Storm Emma
Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.
# Storm Emma
Bank of Ireland establishes €50 million storm relief fund for businesses and homeowners
Many businesses and homeowners have been financially impacted by Storm Emma.
# Irish Water
Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow
The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.
# impassable
Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues
The east of the country is worst affected.
# Irish Water
Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply
Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.
# not over
'Potential localised flooding': New status orange alert issued for Leinster
Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight.
# Public Transport
Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
# the great thaw
'Tomorrow is not a normal day' - People urged to use public transport, parts of east remain in 'full crisis'
Temperatures are expected to be between 3 and 6 degrees today.