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:
|Latest weather information|
|( @MetEireann )|
|Met Éireann app||
Available from iTunes App Store
and Google Play.
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.
|Telephone||1850 836 611, 08.30 - 18.00 daily|
|Local bus stations||Contact details|
|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.|
1850 80 40 71 Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
Sat - Sun & Public Holidays: 8am - 6pm
|Find Your Local Link||Local Link Services|
There are 17 Local Link Offices nationwide.
|Offices are open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.|
|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.|
|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|
Note: Each airport advises that during severe weather those intending to fly should check with their airlines before travelling to the airport.
|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|
|Telephone||(021) 431 3131|
|Live departures||Cork Airport Departures|
|Live arrivals||Cork Airport Arrivals|
|Contact details for airlines||Click here|
Customer contact centre 0818 300 400
Monday - Friday 0800-1900
Saturday 0800 - 1600
|Telephone||Customer Services 01 907 5477|
|Telephone||021 427 7801 Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:30 (closing for lunch between 13.00 and 14.00)|
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
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.
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).
- Top 10 tips for winter driving
- Top 10 tips for driving in snow and ice
- Top 10 tips for driving in a thaw
- Top 10 tips for road users in wet, flooded or windy conditions
- Advice for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorcyclists in Snow and Ice
- Top 10 safety tips to avoid a slip or fall in ice or snow
- Severe weather advice for road users