Be Winter Ready

The 2018/19 'Be Winter Ready' Campaign launched on 7 November 2018, and you can find information on the campaign at the Be Winter Ready website. The website has advice and information on how to prepare for winter, and includes a number of targeted leaflets on themes such as flooding, farming, health and road safety. The focus for this year's campaign is on 'You, Your Community & the Winter’. 

For more information on planning for winter and updates during severe weather, you can follow the Office of Emergency Planning on Twitter: OEP (@emergencyIE) 

Where to find information on transport and roads advice during  severe weather

This page provides a number of sources for up-to-date information during severe weather on:

 

Weather information from Met Éireann

Web www.met.ie
  Latest weather information
  Rainfall Radar
Twitter

www.twitter.com/MetEireann 

  ( @MetEireann )
Facebook

www.facebook.com/Met-Éireann 

Met Éireann app 

Available from iTunes App Store 

 

and Google Play

 

Public Transport

Transport operators provide regular updates on their services via social media, particularly during severe weather events. Details for all public transport operators are listed below.

Information on public transport and taxis can also be found on the Transport for Ireland website. For more information you can download the Transport for Ireland real-time app or check Transport for Ireland on Twitter

Web www.buseireann.ie
Twitter www.twitter.com/buseireann
  (@buseireann)
Facebook www.facebook.com/buseireann
Telephone 1850 836 611, 08.30 - 18.00 daily
Local bus stations Contact details

 

Web www.dublinbus.ie
News Centre www.dublinbus.ie/en/News-Centre/
Twitter www.twitter.com/dublinbusnews
  (@dublinbusnews)
Facebook www.facebook.com/dublinbusnews
Telephone (01) 8734222, open 08.30 – 18.00, Mon-Sat (except public holidays)
  During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours are extended and operate 7 days a week.

 

Dublin

Web www.go-aheaddublin.ie
Twitter www.twitter.com/GoAheadIreland 
  (@GoAheadIreland)
Facebook www.facebook.com/goaheadireland
Telephone
Customer Queries
1850 80 40 71 Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
Sat - Sun & Public Holidays: 8am - 6pm

 

 

Web www.locallink.ie 
Find Your Local Link Local Link Services
Telephone

There are 17 Local Link Offices nationwide.

Contact information for services in your area

  Offices are open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

Web www.irishrail.ie
Twitter www.twitter.com/irishrail
  (@irishrail)
Facebook www.facebook.com/iarnrodeireann
Telephone 1850 366 222, open 08.30 – 18.00, Mon-Fri (except public holidays)
  Outside Republic of Ireland – 01-8366222
  During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours are extended.

 

Web www.luas.ie
Twitter www.twitter.com/luas
  (@luas)
Facebook www.facebook.com/luas
Telephone 1800 300 604, open 07.00 – 19.00, Mon Fri,10.00 – 14.00 Sat (except public holidays).
  During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours are extended and operate 7 days a week

 

Airports

Note: Each airport advises that during severe weather those intending to fly should check with their airlines before travelling to the airport. 

 

Web www.dublinairport.com
Twitter www.twitter.com/DublinAirport
  (@dublinairport)
Facebook www.facebook.com/dublinairport
Telephone (01) 814 1111
Live departures Dublin Airport Departures
Live arrivals Dublin Airport Arrivals
Contact details for airlines Airlines flying from Terminal 1
  Airlines flying from Terminal 2

Web www.corkairport.com
Twitter www.twitter.com/corkairport
  (@CorkAirport)
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FlyCork
Telephone (021) 431 3131
Live departures Cork Airport Departures
Live arrivals Cork Airport Arrivals
Contact details for  airlines Click here

Web www.shannonairport.ie
Twitter www.twitter.com/shannonairport (@ShannonAirport)
Facebook www.facebook.com/shannonairport
Telephone (061) 712000

 

Ferry Services

Web www.irishferries.com
Sailing Updates

Dublin - Holyhead

Rosslare - Pembroke

Ireland - France

Twitter www.twitter.com/Irish_Ferries
  (@Irish_Ferries)
Facebook www.facebook.com/IrishFerriesOfficial
Telephone

Customer contact centre 0818 300 400

Monday - Friday 0800-1900
Saturday 0800 - 1600

Web www.stenaline.ie
Sailing Updates www.stenaline.ie/latest-sailing-updates
Twitter www.twitter.com/stenalineukie
  (@StenaLineUKIE)
Facebook www.facebook.com/StenaLineUKIE
Telephone Customer Services 01 907 5477

Web www.stenaline.ie
Sailing Updates www.brittanyferries.ie/ferry-routes/sailing-updates
Twitter www.twitter.com/brittanyferries
  (@BrittanyFerries)
Telephone 021 427 7801 Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:30 (closing for lunch between 13.00 and 14.00)

Ports

Dublin Port

Port of Cork

Rosslare Europort

 

Roads

Transport Infrastructure Ireland provides regularly updated information on road traffic updates and road weather conditons (including air and road temperatures, wind speeds). This information can be used to help road users to plan journeys safely. 

TII Website: Transport Infrastructure Ireland 

Traffic Updates and information: www.tiitraffic.ie/

Road Weather information (Motorways and national roads)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TIITraffic (@TIITraffic)

 

Other information sources:

AA Roadwatch: www.theaa.ie

AA Roadwatch traffic updates: www.theaa.ie/routes/newsroom/ 

AA Roadwatch Twitter: www.twitter.com/aaroadwatch (@aaroadwatch)

AA Roadwatch Facebook: www.facebook.com/AARoadWatch

An Garda Síochana safety advice during severe weather

An Garda Síochána Twitter updates (@GardaTraffic)

Information updates on traffic are available on your local radio station

For information on traffic in Dublin city, check Dublin Live, tune to Live Drive 103.2fm or follow their Twitter updates

 

Local authorities

Local authorities can provide details of the priority roads in your county to be salted in the event of ice or snow. Phone and email contact details for your local authority are available on the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government website. A number of local authorities are now using free alert services to keep the public updated on disruptions in their area. The alerts can cover issues such as flooding, road closures, and water supply disruptions.

 

Road Safety

 

The Road Safety Authority provides information and advice on road safety during severe weather on their website. You can find advice on driving in snow, on wet roads, flooded roads and in icy conditions in a number of short videos here.

You can also listen to RSA Public Service Broadcast messages regarding road use in poor/bad weather.

The RSA publish a number of guides for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians (clicking the links below will open these guides as a download).