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Irish Defence Forces cadets help clean up Sallins, Co Kildare: business groups have estimated the cost of the severe weather at over €100 million. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The Taoiseach has warned of the danger of finding people “dead in their homes” as the bill for Storm Emma reaches an estimated €100 million. As the c(...)

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

A cyclist make his way along Ormond Quay Dublin in the snow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Dublin has experienced some of the highest snowfall in the country and is on course to record accumulations of up 30cms. The weather station at Casem(...)

Crowds gather at Milltown Park on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has downgraded its snow-ice warning to an orange alert for Leinster, Munster, Cavan and Monaghan until 6pm on Saturday. A status yellow s(...)

Walkers in the snow on the Curragh in Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Heavy snow and sub zero temperatures are expected  to continue on Friday and over the coming days as Ireland experiences its most severe big(...)

Walking along Pearse Street in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Storm Emma - LIVE updates Met Éireann has issued its highest level weather alert for the entire State as a severe winter storm is set to bring blizz(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack warned that: “Meteorologically, it is very dangerous snow,” she said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Blizzard conditions not seen since the big snows of 1982 are expected across the south and east of Ireland on Thursday. Meteorologists are expecting(...)

A snow-covered crashed car on the M3 at Dunboyne Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

LIVE updates here The public has been asked to stay indoors from Thursday afternoon as Storm Emma descends upon the east and south of the country c(...)

Bread supplies dwindle at Dunne’s Stores’ St Stephens Green outlet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Transport operators say they hope services will run as scheduled despite the adverse weather warning but have advised passengers that they could face (...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton said his department will  follow any advice over school opensings from the National Emergency Coordination Group. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Parents have been advised that schools will make individual decisions on whether to open over the coming days, The highest threat for Wednesday faces(...)

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