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Scroll through the following pages for practical advice on how best to prepare for winter.

Useful contact information and public transport contacts are also provided.

Information on Flood Relief available can be obtained from your local Community Welfare Officers or from the Department of Social Protection at:


You can obtain the latest weather forecast from the following sources:
Visit the homepage of Met Eireann - Listen to national and local radio hourly news bulletins Watch weather reports after TV news bulletins Aertel pages 160 - 163 Specific severe weather alerts for your local area may also be obtained from your local authority

Where can I get RTÉ Aertel Digital?

RTÉ Aertel Digital is an enhanced digital version of the RTÉ Aertel teletext service. It functions in the same way as the analogue service, offering current news, sport and weather updates but is now more agile and easier to use.

RTÉ Aertel Digital is available on Saorview, the new free digital TV service in Ireland.
Press TEXT button on your remote to launch Aertel from RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, RTÉ News Now.