Thursday 24 May 2018

You know it's serious when Ryanair is feeling the chill

Willie Kealy's Snow Diary

Beast from the east hits meath: Local people do their best to keep warm as they pass the portrait of World War I poet Francis Ledwidge in his home town of Slane. Photo: David Conachy
Beast from the east hits meath: Local people do their best to keep warm as they pass the portrait of World War I poet Francis Ledwidge in his home town of Slane. Photo: David Conachy
Willie Kealy

Willie Kealy

Monday: A day like any other. The non-news is about Brexit, or "Breakfast", as Marian Finucane twice referred to it yesterday. And there was some mention of an expected "significant weather event".

Apparently it is going to get a bit chilly over the rest of the week with the probability of snow. The Taoiseach says we need to take precautions just in case it turns into something worse, like the big freeze of 2010 or even the big snow of 1982. But it's all a bit tentative. The schools might have to close, for a day or two, but sure we'll leave it to the teachers. On the nation's favourite topic, we all get carried away from time to time, and anyway, hasn't it been bloody freezing for weeks now.

Just because it's got a tabloid title - "The Beast From The East" - doesn't mean we are going to panic.

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