Storm Ophelia: The Happy Pear twins apologise for posting picture of morning swim
'The Happy Pear' brothers David and Steve Flynn have apologised after sharing a picture of them swimming this morning.
The brothers, who run the successful café chain and have a best-selling cookbook, often share pictures of themselves with their friends and family enjoying a swim in the early hours of the morning - rain or shine.
But the pair came under fire after sharing a picture on Instagram this morning, saying they were enjoying the water in Greystones, describing it as "the calm before the storm".
They added that "the sea was like a pool" and that the waters were calm so there was "no risk at all".
After being criticised, they deleted the post and have since apologised.
People were urged not to visit beaches and as Storm Ophelia waged on, they are being urged not to go outside unless absolutely necessary.
The Happy Pear announced through its social medial channels that all three of their cafés would be closed for the rest of the day.
"Sorry if we offended anyone swimming this morning with storm warnings but it was actually a really calm, peaceful morning, winds are picking up now so mind yourself and your loved ones today," the pair said in apology after.