Be Winter Ready: transport information during severe weather
Welcome to the Department’s severe weather transport information page. This page acts as a reference tool for finding information on weather, roads, public transport, airports, ferry services and road safety during severe weather. The websites listed are updated on a continuous basis by the service providers. Please contact the service provider directly for more information.
The 2017/2018 'Be Winter Ready' Campaign launched on 8 November 2017, and you can find information on how to prepare for winter 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 providing advice for the elderly, particularly with regard to their health.
Weather information from Met Éireann
During severe weather, you can get information on your local road network from your local authority. For example, local authorities can provide details of the priority roads in your county to be salted in the event of ice or snow.
You can find phone and email contact details for your local authority 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.
Other information sources:
- Road weather information from Transport Infrastructure Ireland
- Information updates on traffic are available on your local radio station
- An Garda Síochána safety advice during severe weather
- An Garda Síochána Twitter updates
- Latest traffic reports from AA Roadwatch
- For information on traffic in Dublin city, tune to Live Drive 103.2fm or follow their Twitter updates
|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.|
|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|
|Telephone||(01) 814 1111|
|Live departures||Dublin Airport Departures|
|Live arrivals||Dublin Airport Arrivals|
|Direct airline details||Airlines flying from Terminal 1|
|Airlines flying from Terminal 2|
|Telephone||(021) 431 3131|
|Live departures||Cork Airport Departures|
|Live arrivals||Cork Airport Arrivals|
|Direct airline details||Click here|
|Telephone||0818 300 400|
|Telephone||01 907 5477|
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