Severe weather response update from Dublin City Council – Saturday 12 noon

Dublin City Council wishes to advise the public that although the Dublin region has experienced a thaw in the last 24 hours the current cold weather is expected to continue into the middle of next week.

People should continue to listen to weather and transport updates and only undertake journeys if absolutely necessary, using public transport whenever possible.

The Council wishes to impart the following advice in particular:

  • The heavy snowfalls over the last week have deposited large amounts of snow on roofs. In some cases, the current thaw is causing heavy volumes of snow to slide of roofs suddenly and quickly. This presents a potential hazard and people should avoid standing or walking directly under roofs. This advice should also be followed by smokers standing outside pubs, restaurants and other buildings
  • A radio transmitter on Three Rock Mountain which serves Dublin Bus is currently not working. The Civil Defence and Wicklow Mountain Rescue are attending the situation and doing everything they can to rectify the problem as quickly as possible
  • Many people are clearing snow from the driveways and outside their homes and businesses. Dublin City Council appreciates this effort and would like to remind people that there is no liability attaching providing people do not create a health and safety danger in clearing snow and ice. The Attorney General’s legal advice on this is at
  • Dublin City Council continues to treat the city’s main road network and has deployed staff to treat footpaths and pedestrian streets in the city centre and suburban villages. Pedestrians and all road users are reminded to continue to exercise care at all times