Below is a list of some contacts that may be useful during the current wintry weather

HSE Helpline For Elderly - 1850-241850

Road Safety

Road Safety Authority advice on driving in severe weather

Red Cross

Advice on first aid & safety tips

Blood Transfusion Appeal for Donations

The helpline number for the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, as part of the appeal for more donations due to the adverse weather, is 1850-731137

Special donation clinics will operate this Sunday in:

  • D’Olier Street, Dublin: 12 to 4pm
  • Community Hall, Ardee: 11.30 to 3.30pm
  • Shamrock Lodge Hotel: Athlone, 12 to 4pm
  • Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny: 12 to 4pm
  • Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork: 12 to 3pm
  • West County Hotel, Ennis: 12 to 3pm

For more information on normal clinic times and locations, go to

Muintir na Tíre Volunteers has set up a hotline (086-6000751)from 10am to 8pm daily until the end of the cold snap to provide support to communities nationall

Society of St Vincent de Paul at 01-8386990, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Age Action at 01-4756989, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm

Various County Council Information

Cavan County Council

Cavan County Council has provided grit for use by members of the public at a number of locations throughout the county.

For listing please log onto

Clare County Council Water/Road Services

Ennis Area: 065-6869534
Ennistymon Area: 065-7071017
Kilrush Area: 065-9051047
Scariff Area: 061-640815
Shannon Area: 061-362319
Clare County Council Corporate HQ: 065-6846337

Emergencies outside office hours:
24-hour Emergency Phonelines: 087-4169496

Leitrim County Council

In the event of urgent assistance being required, members of the public can contact Leitrim County Council's hotline number on 1890-302302

Sligo County Council

Sligo County Council has set up emergency telephone lines for people in emergency or hardship situations.

Ballymote Area: 071-9111661
Enniscrone Area: 071-9111650
Tubbercurry Area: 071-9111702
Strandhill Area: 071-911488
North Sligo Area: 071-9111498
Sligo Town Area: 071-9114400

For emergencies outside office hours call:
Water Services: 1800-605040
Roads Sligo County: 086-6067190
Roads Sligo Town: 087-2600111

Transport links

Dublin Bus
Iarnród Éireann or Irish Rail's Twitter
AA Roadwatch
Bus Éireann

Met Éireann