Wednesday 23 May 2018

Concerts, awards and beauty show among victims of storm

Grainne Seoige Photo: VIPIreland.com
Grainne Seoige Photo: VIPIreland.com

Sean O'Grady

A slew of events due to take place this weekend have been called off as Storm Emma continues to wreak havoc around the country.

The People of the Year Awards, due to be broadcast live from Dublin's Mansion House this evening, has been postponed due to the weather conditions.

A spokesperson for the event, which was to be hosted by Gráinne Seoige and Aidan Power, said: "RTÉ are fully committed to running this event at another time and are currently working on finding a new date for the show which will be announced shortly."

The awards honour Irish citizens who have "made a real difference to people's lives" with past attendees including 'Game of Thrones' actor Liam Cunningham and RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne.

The Ennis Book Festival, which was planned to take place throughout this weekend, has also been forced to cancel all its planned events.

A statement said the "difficult, but necessary decision" had been taken to ensure the safety of staff, contributors and volunteers, while those who have already paid to attend will receive a full refund.

Meanwhile, all scheduled events at the National Concert Hall have been called off for today and tomorrow due to the weather preventing musicians being able to travel to the venue.

Events cancelled include mini music classes which were due to take place today and concerts and events scheduled as part of the New Music Dublin festival. All customers will be given a full refund.

The Irish Beauty Show, due to take place tomorrow and Monday in Dublin's RDS, has been rescheduled to April 8 and 9 as the organisers felt it would be "unwise" to proceed with the event with the current weather conditions.

Keep safe and warm, but if you are out in Storm Emma we'd love to see your photos and videos. Send by email to contact@independent.ie or Whatsapp to 0871847169

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