A woman walking in the snow in Glasnevin on March 4
I note that the current hospital bed crisis is in part due to pressure from slip and falls that occurred during the recent storm.
One contributing factor must be our apparent inability to clear snow from public paths and around homes.
This is not due to laziness or lack of civic pride but rather equipment failure.
I cleared 20 metres of snow at 8am each morning with a €7 snow-shovel.
I noticed other people using spades, garden hoes and even fireside shovels in futile attempts to keep paths clear.
What would be the cost saving to thousands of €7 shovels being left in town centres and on street corners during such weather events – allowing us all to play our part in keep this country moving and injuries down?
We could even allocate Tidy Towns points for additional motivation!
For the price of a shovel (Irish Times letters page)
Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Ruben Fields writes:
Saying goodbye to Winter….
Seán Tack…berry tweets:
Great few days out wandering, taking snaps, having fun and ‘working from home’ in Ranelagh (Dublin 6)
Dublin 8 this morning.
Phoenix Park, Dublin yesterday.
Ten inches of snow in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
In Midleton, Co Cork.
“Don’t forget to get a little food to our feathered friends. They need our help!”
Rathcoole, County Dublin
Stephen Stewart writes:
We’re gonna need a bigger shovel…
Earlier: You Can Come Out Now
Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
The shelter indoors warning has been lifted as blizzard conditions caused by Storm Emma have passed, although a red weather warning remains in place for Munster, Leinster and Co Galway.
An orange alert is in place for the rest of the country.
…People are being urged not to drive anywhere unless it is absolutely necessary.
Storm in a teacup?
‘No unnecessary journeys’ as red warning remains (RTÉ)
Last night: Snowverkill
Dublin City Centre.
Oh, the humanity.
Curragh plains, County Kildare.
Two tykes carried on some manner of pallet behind a jeep on the R413 – over ONE HOUR past the 4pm curfew!!!
Your families need you.