RTE's Teresa Mannion breaks the internet following dramatic Storm Desmond weather report
Published 05/12/2015 | 19:08
RTE journalist Teresa Mannion is a hot topic on social media today following her live report on RTE News last night.
Teresa did the live report in awful conditions - in gale force winds and with rain pouring down around her.
She reported live from Galway, which is bearing the brunt of all things Storm Desmond.
Teresa is wrapped in raingear and a hat and the camera is swaying in the howling winds as she delivers her report.
She is winning praise across Twitter for the report.
She told how treacherous weather conditions were "here in the west and the north west".
"I cannot repeat the advice often enough from the gardai. Don't make unnecessary journeys, don't take risks on treacherous roads. And don't swim in the sea. Incredibly people have been spotted in the water here in Blackrock in Salthill today and yesterday."
RTE reacted to the lively report - tweeting out a special video with the report less than an hour later.
She appeared on RTE News at 9.30pm for an update.
Although still reporting live in extremely tough conditions, the winds appeared to have died down slightly. She told viewers of how a number of towns in the west of the country are cut off due to the storm.
At the end of the report, she smiled as broadcaster Brian Jennings told her to get in out of the rain and warm up.
The internet hasn't been long about responding to her report, with the show Super Ceili paying tribute with a remix of her report.
Peter Staunton of the band said: "It seemed inevitable that a remix was going to happen, so we took the opportunity to have a bit of fun with it. We're overwhelmed by the reaction to it.
"We knew it would be a well-received novelty, but the speed at which it's 'gone viral' has been incredible.
"I would add that Teresa's performance left us with very little work to do to transform it into a great track."
Teresa Mannion certainly earned her wages tonight in her weather report on effect of Hurricane Desmond in the west. pic.twitter.com/hwSPmugeSm— Lucy Keaveney (@Luighseach) December 5, 2015
When Teresa Mannion can feel her fingers again and looks at her phone she'll have a lot of texts— Damien Mulley (@damienmulley) December 5, 2015
That report from Teresa Mannion on the Six One News should win multiple awards #StormDesmond— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) December 5, 2015