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Saturday 21 October 2017

Soldiers out in force as weather worsens

SOLDIERS rolled on to the streets to help battle the icy conditions yesterday as the weather worsened.

Up to 15cm of snow is forecast this weekend as authorities last night ordered salt rationing to conserve supplies.

Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe ordered the country's schools to shut down for the first three days of next week amid fears for safety.

Our picture by Colin Keegan shows Army personnel clearing paths in Celbridge, Co Kildare.

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