Volunteers Thanked For Efforts During Storm Emma

“The joint heads of the three voluntary First Aid organisations, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta and St John Ambulance, operating collaboratively as the Joint Voluntaries Coordinating Committee, would like to publicly thank their volunteers for their outstanding work during the recent exceptional weather conditions. Leaving the safety and comfort of their homes, the volunteers, along with members of the Civil Defence, and in […]

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 […]

Irish Travel Agents Association Statement in advance of Storm Emma

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers in advance of the extreme weather conditions due to hit Ireland this week.   Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA said, “Irish holidaymakers that are planning to travel over the next few days are naturally very concerned. We are not sure what the […]