Late yesterday evening, Met Éireann extended its Red Weather Warning to the entire country, meaning all schools and many businesses have been forced to close their doors for the day.
As ex-hurricane Ophelia makes its way across the Atlantic and over the island of Ireland, transport companies across the country are gearing up for a day of disruption and travel chaos.
This is where we stand so far:
Both Red and Green lines are up and running though the company has asked customers to check social media for updates throughout the day.
Luas Red Green Lines are operating. Check web twitter and follow media throughout day for service updates
— Luas (@Luas) October 16, 2017
As of now, Dublin Bus services are operating as normal, though 'significant disruption' is expected during off-peak times (9.00-18.00), including the possibility of no service during this time.
Customers have also been warned they may experience delays and disruption on those routes that are in operation.
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) October 16, 2017
Train services on DART Intercity and commuter are currently in operation, with the exception of the following routes:
Limerick Junction to Waterford
Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh
A speed restriction of 80 kilometres per hour is also in place, resulting in delays of 15 – 30 minutes on the following services:
Cork to Dublin
Tralee to Cork and Dublin
Waterford to Dublin
Rosslare Europort to Dublin
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) October 16, 2017
As it stands, all Bus Éireann services nationwide have been cancelled between 5.00 and 14.00 today. More updates are expected later in the morning.
All services cancelled nationwide from 0500-1400 tomorrow. Situation will be reviewed and some services may resume in the afternoon #Ophelia
— Bus Eireann (@Buseireann) October 15, 2017