Tuesday 27 June 2017

RTE's Teresa Mannion breaks the internet following dramatic Storm Desmond weather report

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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.

Memes of Teresa Mannion haven't been slow about appearing (source: Beat 102-103)
Memes of Teresa Mannion haven't been slow about appearing (source: Beat 102-103)

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.

Teresa Mannion with some Star Wars inspired company (Sean Brody)
Teresa Mannion with some Star Wars inspired company (Sean Brody)

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."




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