Storm Emma – battling wind and snow

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Sir, – As people are urged to remain indoors during the blizzard, I wonder how many baby girls, born in nine months, will be called Emma? – Yours, etc,

DERMOT O’ROURKE,

Lucan,

Co Dublin.

Sir, – I see the Dow fell 380 points and no one even mentioned it on the news. Extreme weather may focus us on what matters! – Yours, etc,

BRIAN O’BRIEN,

Kinsale,

Co Cork.

A chara, – From cryptocurrency Bitcoin to crumb currency Breadcoin. – Is mise,

JASON POWER,

Dartry,

Dublin 6.

Sir, – Thank God for Met Éireann! – Yours, etc,

BRIAN McKENNA ,

Raheny,

Dublin 5.

Sir, – I do sincerely hope that those who have recently complained on this page about the recent extreme weather warnings will take their heads out of the sand, look out their windows and then apologise. Nah, who am I kidding? – Yours, etc,

DONAL MOORE,

Ferrybank,

Waterford.

Sir, – Morning Ireland, warning Ireland. – Yours, etc,

MARY FLAHAVAN,

Naas,

Co Kildare.

Sir, – Dublin has a large number of people who come from countries that are probably perplexed and maybe aghast that the city is closing down because of the weather.

Also, there are probably a large number of young Irish people living and working in Dublin who have never experienced such an event.

In times past older people like myself had a simple response to such events.

We went to the pub. I would say to the confused people to go to the pub, meet your neighbours and enjoy the fun because we will have forgotten about it in a week. – Yours, etc,

MARTIN CONNOLLY,

Dublin 4.

Sir, – I was just hopping off the Luas on Wednesday night and I saw a shimmering snowman just chilling out at the Cowper Luas stop. Thank you to the person who gave this to us! – Yours, etc,

LULU CLEARY,

Rathmines,

Dublin 6.

Sir, – Further to “No ‘blank cheque’ to fund keeping the heat on during cold snap, says Taoiseach” (News, February 27th), once again Leo Varadkar has demonstrated his remoteness from reality and lack of empathy for people with his remarks.

Can he even get out of bed in the morning without the help and say-so of his advisers and lackeys? – Yours, etc,

LIAM POWER,

Dundalk,

Co Louth.

A chara – If people want a blank cheque for heating they should consult Arlene Foster, not Leo Varadkar. – Is mise,

LOMAN Ó LOINGSIGH,

Dublin 24.

Sir, – I am old enough to remember the blizzards of 1947 and obviously more recently those of 1982. The important thing to note is that in 1947 nobody had central heating. There was no fuel subsidy. People woke up to ice on the inside of bedroom windows. There was no transport infrastructure and very few cars. There were no supermarkets, so shopping involved visiting multiple shops for groceries. Milk and bread were delivered door to door but not during the freeze. Fuel was at a premium. These were very tough times for a very tough people, our forefathers. Circumstances were not much better in 1982, with even then no real mechanism or technology available to alert the population of impending events. By comparison the events of today and those forecast over the coming days are a walk in the park. – Yours, etc,

DEREK MacHUGH,

Bray,

Co Wicklow.

Sir, – If the Winter Olympics can bring North and South Korea closer together, can I suggest the Government use the red weather alert conditions to do the same with Sinn Féin and the DUP? – Yours, etc,

JUDITH GOLDBERGER,

Donnybrook,

Dublin 4.

Sir , – Could I ask that your newspaper, in the interest of our sanity, puts an embargo on reports from financial experts on the “billions of euro” that have been lost due to current weather events! We have suffered enough in recent days. – Yours, etc,

MARGARET TREANOR,

Sutton,

Dublin 13.

Sir, – Don’t forget to feed the birds! And a bowl of clean water would be nice too. – Yours, etc,

EVE PARNELL,

Dublin 8.

Sir, – Despite the adverse weather conditions, Pascal the delivery man got The Irish Times to my door before 7am this morning. Other services, please copy.– Yours, etc,

LOUIS O’FLAHERTY,

Santry,

Dublin 9.

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