Extremely difficult working conditions on farms – IFA calls on farmers with spare capacity to share with neighbours

IFA President Joe Healy said the impact of Storm Emma, with heavy snow falls and freezing conditions, has left extremely difficult working conditions on farms across the country, and he urged farm families to take all safety precautions.   He said in order to look after their stock, farmers have to work through the difficult […]

Motorists Warned to Remain Cautious as Nation Recovers From Storm Emma

Motorists are being advised to continue to drive with caution in the coming days, as Ireland recovers from the large snowfall seen during Storm Emma. With Snowfall expected to continue over Friday and into the weekend, motorists are being urged to avoid non-essential travel and heed the advice of Met Eireann. While the snow is due to […]

Irish Red Cross On Standby In Advance Of Adverse Weather Conditions

The Irish Red Cross has been requested by the HSE to identify its vehicle resources – namely road ambulances, off-road ambulances and 4×4 vehicles on a county-by-county basis in advance of the onset of the “Beast from the East”. The charity was also asked to assess its volunteer availability to crew these vehicles. These requests […]

Doubling of Fuel Allowance was the only humane option – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision to offer an extra week’s Fuel Allowance to all recipients for this coming week. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty confirmed that 330,000 people will be given €45 instead of the standard payment of €22.50: “I am satisfied that the government […]

15,377 Asthmatics in Tipperary urged to take precautions during the Beast from the East

As the Beast from the East approaches The Asthma Society of Ireland is asking people affected by asthma to be conscious of the seasonal triggers that might worsen their asthma throughout the cold period. With 470,000 people affected, Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. Approximately one person a week dies as a […]

Motorists Warned to Drive with Caution as Beast from the East Nears

AA Ireland is calling on motorists to exercise additional caution when driving over the coming days, as weather conditions are expected to worsen significantly, with a heightened risk of frost, ice and snow. Met Eireann have today issued a Status Orange weather warning for the east of the country from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning, while a nationwide Status […]