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This morning.

Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport has said that it is open and operational.

However, it says that some airlines are experiencing delays to their flight schedules due to de-icing issues. It advised passengers to check with their airlines for flight updates.

The weather caused a number of delays and cancellations at the airport last night with some passengers complaining of waiting on the airfield for over three hours.

Motorists warned about hazardous driving conditions (RTÉ)

Pics via Richard Chambers (Newstalk)

Meanwhile

Jaysus.






This afternoon.

West Wicklow.

Scenes around Hollywood village and Blessignton Lakes.

Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

Yikes!

Brrrr.

Lugnaquilla?

Carlow Weather (Facebook)

It’s a waiting game.

National Forecast (MetEireann)

Where’s the snow?

You promised.

Occasional wintry showers in Ulster and Connacht with a risk of snow on high ground, especially in Co. Donegal….

Bah.

Forecast (Met Eireann)

Meanwhile

FIGHT!

In the past hour.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow snow-ice alert which will be valid from 9pm tonight until 7pm tomorrow night, saying:

“Icy and slippery conditions expected due to accumulation of ice and snow on untreated surfaces.

“Scattered sleet and snow showers most frequent across Ulster and Connacht will occur but some showers penetrating into central and eastern areas at times with the odd flurry further south.

“Accumulations generally 1-2cm expected. Wintry showers becoming confined to northern areas by late evening.”

Met Éireann warnings

Brrrrr.

A few of the birds which went missing from Marlay Park, Rathfarnham in March

In March.

At Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Several rare exotic birds from the park’s aviary went missing during the snowfall.

Further to this…

Cónal Thomas, in the (newly overhauled) Dublin Inquirer, writes:

Des King’s diamond doves, New Zealand kākārikis and budgerigars are still missing.

They have been since March, when heavy snowfall covered the aviary in Marlay Park, and some of it collapsed. Around twenty-four exotic birds escaped.

The enclosure was buried under 10 or 15 inches of snow. So it’s little surprise it caved in, says King, who has been aviary watchman there since 2013.

“The snow blew up in drifts onto the roof,” he says.

In the last six months, he has tracked down 10 of the birds and brought them home, with the public’s help. More than half of those that escaped are still on the loose, though

Six Months After the Snow, Exotic Birds Are Still Missing from Marlay Park (The Dublin Inquirer)

Pic: Rathfarnham Gardening Club (Facebook)