The 2021/2022 ‘Be Winter Ready’ Campaign launched on 17 November 2021. This page provides a number of sources for up-to-date information on transport services and roads during severe weather.
For more information on planning for winter and updates during severe weather, you can follow the Office of Emergency Planning on Twitter: OEP (@emergencyIE)
You can find information on the campaign at the Be Winter Ready website. The website has advice and information on how to prepare for winter;- and includes a number of targeted leaflets on themes such as flooding, farming, health and road safety.
Facebook – www.facebook.com/met-éireann
Met Éireann app – available from itunes app store and google play
The app now includes push notifications for all weather warnings
Transport operators provide regular updates on their services via social media, particularly during severe weather events. Details related to public transport operators are listed below.
Information on public transport and taxis can also be found on the Transport For Ireland website. For more information you can download the Transport For Ireland real-time app or check Transport For Ireland on Twitter.
Please be aware that during severe weather events real time information may not always be available. Check your operator’s social media or website for the most up to date information.
Web – Bus Éireann – News Centre
Twitter – www.twitter.com/buseireann (@buseireann)
Facebook – www.facebook.com/buseireann
Local Bus Stations – Bus Station Information
Phone – 1850 836 611 (From outside Republic of Ireland +353 1 836 6111 ) Mon – Fri, 07.00 to 1900 and Sat – Sun (& Public Holidays) 08.00 to 18.00. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours of operation may be extended.
Web – Dublin Bus
News Centre – News and Travel Updates
Facebook – www.facebook.com/dublinbusnews
Phone – (01) 8734222, open Mon – Fri 07:00 to 19:00, and Sat – Sun and public holidays 08:00 to 18:00. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours of operation may be extended.
Web – Go Ahead Ireland – Service Updates
Facebook – www.facebook.com/goaheadireland
Phone Customer Queries – 0818 804071 Mon–Fri 07.00 – 19.00, Sat – Sun & Public Holidays: 08.00 – 18.00. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours of operation may be extended.
Web Local link
Contact your closest TFI Local Link office for information on services available in your area.
For details on your nearest office visit the contact page for TFI Local Link.
- You can also download contact information for all Local Link offices
TFI Local Link offices operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and operate all year round except for Public Holidays. Local Link offices can be contacted by phone, email or drop-in service within office hours. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours of operation may be extended.
Web – Irish Rail – Service Updates
Twitter – www.twitter.com/irishrail (@irishrail)
Facebook – www.facebook.com/iarnrodeireann
Phone – 1850 366 222(From outside Republic of Ireland – 0818-8366222) open Mon-Fri 07:00 – 19.00 (excluding public holidays), Sat – Sun (including Bank Holidays) 08:00 – 18:00.
During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours may be extended.
Web – Luas – Service Updates
Twitter – www.twitter.com/luas (@luas)
Facebook – www.facebook.com/luas
Phone – Lo Call 1850 300 604 or 01 4614911 (From Outside Republic of Ireland – +353 1 4614911)
Mon-Fri 07.00 – 19.00, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays 08.00 – 18.00. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours may be extended.
Note Each airport advises that during severe weather those intending to fly should check flight status information directly with their airlines before travelling to the airport.
Web – Dublin Airport – Live Departures – Live Arrivals
Facebook – www.facebook.com/dublinairport
Phone – 00353 (0) 1 8141111 (General enquiries)
Contact details for airlines – Airlines flying from Terminal 1 and 2
Web – Cork Airport – Live Departures – Live Arrivals
Facebook – www.facebook.com/flycork
Phone – 00353 21 431 3131 (General enquiries)
Contact details Airlines and Tour Operators
Web – Shannon Airport – Flight Information
Facebook – www.facebook.com/shannonairport
Phone – 00353 (0)61 712000 (General enquiries)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IrelandWestKnock/
Phone – 00353 94 9368100 (General Enquiries)
Web – Kerry Airport – Flight Information
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KerryAirport/
Phone – +353 (0) 66 9764644 (General enquiries)
Web – Donegal Airport – Flight Information
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DonegalA/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DonegalAirport
Phone – +353 (0) 74 9548284 / +353 (0) 74 9548232 (General enquiries)
Note: During severe weather those intending on travel by Ferry should check sailing status information directly with their Ferry operator before travelling to the port of departure
Web Irish Ferries – Sailing Updates
Twitter – www.twitter.com/irish_ferries
Facebook – www.facebook.com/irishferriesofficial
Phone Customer contact centre 0818 300 400 – Mon – Fri 08.00-19.00, Sat 08.00 -16.00
Web – Stena Line – Latest Sailing Updates
Facebook – www.facebook.com/stenalineukie
Phone – Customer Services 01 907 5477
Web – Brittany Ferries – Sailing Updates
Phone – 021 427 7801 Mon – Fri 09:00 – 17:30
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) provides regularly updated information on road conditions, incidents and other traffic related information which is available on the TII Traffic Website . This information can be used to help road users to plan journeys safely.
Information updates on traffic are available on your local radio station, for information on traffic in Dublin city, check Dublin Live or tune into Live Drive 103.2 FM or follow Live Drive Twitter Updates
Other information sources:
Local authorities can provide details of the priority roads in your county to be salted in the event of ice or snow. Phone and email contact details for your local authorities are available on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage website. A number of local authorities are now using free alert services to keep the public updated on disruptions in their area. The alerts can cover issues such as flooding, road closures, and water supply disruptions.
The Road Safety Authority provides information and advice on road safety during severe weather. Advice on driving in snow, on wet roads, flooded roads and in icy conditions, is provided in a number of short videos on the Severe Weather Advice area of their website.
The RSA publish a number of guides for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians (clicking the links below will open these guides as a download).