21.00 Water supply to Sallynoggin, Mounttown, Dalkey and Killiney has been suspended temporarily because of critically low water levels at the Church Road supply reservoir. A further update will be available in the morning on www.dlrcoco.ie
20.45 Due to a burst water main, water will be turned off in a number of areas in Thomastown in Kilkenny from 10am tomorrow. The areas affected are: Kilfane, Kilmurry, Berkley Lawns and Hillview.
20.40 Met Éireann says frosty, icy conditions will develop overnight, especially in the midlands, west and south. Lowest temperatures of +2 to -3 degrees.
20.20 Power has been restored to Kilkenny city following the earlier outage.
19.40 Around 50% of households around Kilkenny city are without electricity. A transformer is broken at Nowlan Park. Initial indications are that power may not be restored until sometime tomorrow.
19.30 Water supply to several parts of Navan town is to be turned off this evening as Meath County Council tries to preserve dwindling supplies. Parts of the county also remain without water this evening.
19.12 The Department of Transport has said it has asked local authorities to give it details of extra road related costs due to the recent adverse weather conditions.
18.50 The ESB says the number of households without electricity is now down to 200. The outages mainly affect pockets in Co Wicklow, where there are difficulties of accesssibility and some households may remain without power until the morning.
17.55 The vast majority of Bus Éireann services around the country are operating as normal with some delays.
17.45 Water has been restored to most areas in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, but services are still affected in the Sandyford Village, Enniskerry Road and Stepaside areas. Check the council's website for more details.
17.19 Many water restrictions are in place in Clare today and tomorrow. For full details go to www.clarecoco.ie.
Clare County Council has two numbers in relation to water problems:
- 9am to 5pm, Pipe Leaks & Bursts - 1850-287787
- 5pm to 8pm, Water Emergency Number - 087-6377770 (for calls on individual properties)
17.16 The ESB has confirmed that this afternoon it has begun increasing the levels of water being released from the Inniscarra Dam following recent heavy rainfalls in the Lee catchment area.
A company spokeswoman said it does not expect the increase - understood to be 100 cubic metres a second - will cause any flooding downstream.
17.08 Kilkenny's Severe Weather Local Co-Ordination Group has now officially stood down.
The severe weather emergency number of 056-7794145 remains in place for residual weather related problems from 9am-5pm until 15 January.
17.06 Update on water supply in Dublin as of 4.25pm:
Water will be available from stationary tankers at the following locations:
1) Cabra - Ventry park
2) Cabra area - Carnlough Rd /Broombridge/ 2 Roaming
3) Clonshaugh road at Atlantic Homecare
4) Middle 3rd, Nuns Lane
5) St Canice's Church, Finglas Village
6) Cardiffsbridge Road Finglas
7) Jamestown Rd at FAS in Finglas
8) Junction of Rathgar Ave & Rathgar Rd
9) Bushy Park
10) Coolock Village (Kyle's Pub)
11) Santry - Lorcan Ave
12) Poppintree/Ballymun Rd at Pumphouse
13) Lorcan Ave at Centra shop
14) Edenmore Rd Coolock - Concord Pub
15) Summerhill Court
16 ) Artane Shopping Centre
17.02 Fingal County Council says that water supply in some areas will continue to be affected, including; Balrothery, Garristown, Naul and surrounds, Skerries, high areas in Howth.
The Council is manning water tankers and standpipes at the following locations until 8pm tonight: Lanesborough Estate, Dublin 11; Ring Commons, Naul; Main St, Skerries; Man-O-War Pub; and Naul Village.
16.58 County Councils estimate that tens of millions of euro in extra funding will be required over the coming months to pay for road repairs.
Many national primary and secondary roads, as well as hundreds of smaller roads, have been badly damaged due to the combined effect of recent weather situations.
Repairs to just one 25km stretch of the N24 Limerick/Waterford road are estimated to cost €1m, such are the amount of pot holes on the road.
16.46 Due to the ongoing water shortages faced by the business, Batchelors production plant located at Bannow Road, Cabra in Dublin now has insufficient water supplies to continue to run their cannery and beverage production plant.
16.45 Due to excessive water usage, water supplies will be off in the New Ross area from 7pm tonight to 7am tomorrow.
16.40 Labour Party TD Tommy Broughan has called on Noel Dempsey to step down as the Minister for Transport over his handling of the weather crisis.
16.30 Galway City Council has asked that householders, business owners and landlords of vacant houses check their own water supply pipes for leaks and to carry out repairs if necessary without delay.
16.26 South Dublin County Council says the following areas will have a loss of water over the coming hours:
4pm today – 6am tomorrow (Thursday): Customers south of the Naas Road will begin to experience significant losses of pressure leading to a loss of supply.
7pm today – 7am tomorrow: Customers in the Rathfarnham/Woodtown Reservoir Area will begin to experience significant losses of pressure leading to a loss of supply.
11pm tonight – 6am tomorrow: Customers north of the Naas Road will begin to experience significant losses of pressure leading to a loss of supply.
More info at http://www.sdcc.ie/
15.48 Limerick City Council says it is reducing the number of stand pipe locations due to a lack of demand.
It is now providing a singular stand pipe location at Limerick City Council Park Road Depot, Park Road, Limerick from 9am to 4pm.
If demand for the rotating stand pipe increases again, it will revert to the original situation.
15.30 Dublin Bus is operating a full service with curtailments on just six routes. Dublin Bus advises customers to check the website www.dublinbus.ie
15.09 Labour's Tommy Broughan has called on the chairman of the Oireachtas transport committee to step down over his failure to convene an emergency meeting to debate the impact the bad weather has had on the transport system.
14.49 Main roads around the midlands are clearing, with a thaw reported in most areas.
Gardaí are urging motorists to drive with caution on side roads.
14.18 The ESB says the number of customers still without electricity has been reduced to 700 nationally.
A spokesperson said it is hoped that all homes and businesses will have power restored by this evening. Access to some parts of Wicklow is still proving difficult because of snow and ice.
14.15 Limerick County Council says there is a water outage in Herbertstown as a result of burst pipes.
Parts of Ballylanders and Kilfinane also have no water following a drop in reservoir levels.
Elsewhere, water will be turned off during today in housing estates in Caherconlish and Oola, while services to schools and businesses will be maintained where possible.
Further water outages will occur tonight in order to allow reservoirs recover in some areas. Affected areas will include Caherconlish, Doon Reservoir, Pallasgreen and Oola.
Limerick County Council is continuing to provide water at static standpipes in various locations. Households with a water supply are requested to conserve water.
13.35 Due to excessive water usage in Kilkenny, water supplies will be turned off in the following areas & housing estates from 8pm this evening until 8am tomorrow morning:
Slieverue, Kilmurray, Aylesbury, Oak Ridge, Brothers of Charity, Belmont Road, Clover Meadows, Abbey Park, Keelagh Homes, Fiordh Mor, Ard Glas, Belmont Cresent, Rathculliheen, Fairways, Green Oads, Castle Oaks, Belmont Heights, Belfield, Leaca Ard, Ballygriffin, Mount Neill, Corluddy, Curraghmartin, Portnahully & Lower Kilamcow.
Kilkenny County Council says this is necessary to allow reservoirs to fill.
13.10 Update on water supply in Dublin as of 1pm:
Water will be available from stationary tankers at the following locations:
Cabra - Ventry park x 2 static bowsers;
Cabra area x 3 mobile bowsers - Carnlough Rd /Broombridge/ Roaming;
Shopping centre, Cardiffsbridge Rd, Finglas;
Middle 3rd, Nuns Lane;
St Canices Church, Finglas Village;
Belclare Park, Poppintree;
St Josephs church at Terenure Rd east;
Junction of Rathgar Ave & Rathgar Rd;
Coolock Village ( Campions Pub);
Santry - Lorcan Ave;
Poppintree/Ballymun rd at Pumphouse;
Finglas - Jamestown Rd at FAS.
As a precautionary measure water from tankers should be boiled before using for drinking or cooking purposes.
12.42pm ESB crews have restored power to a further 500 customers around the country - 2,000 still without power this lunchtime.
12.34pm The vast majority of Bus Éireann services around the country are operating as normal with some delays.
There is disruption to some services in Cork due to icy road conditions. In Limerick, there is disruption to services between Scariff and Limerick. In the east, 163 Drogheda Donore Village/Newgrange Visitor Centre service is cancelled.
More travel information at www.buseireann.ie
12.14pm Parts of the Ennis Road in Gort are experiencing some disruptions to supply. Until the mains supply can be fully restored, the Council will continue to deploy a water tanker at the Punchbowl Estate on the Ennis Road.
Residents of the Sycamore Estate in Gort have also experienced problems, and the Council will provide a water container at this location. Night-time restrictions will also be in place.
12.12pm A water standpipe will be available for people to fill containers at the Fire Station on Barrack Street, Loughrea, until 9pm each evening.
12.06pm The Council is appealing to owners of holiday homes in Rosmuc & Roundstone to check their properties for leaks or burst pipes.
Disruptions to supply in parts of the Rosmuc & Roundstone areas have occurred recently due to significantly increased usage on the scheme.
Water users in the area are asked to minimise usage as much as possible. The Council has deployed a water tank in Rosmuc (at Miko's pub), and also at Errisbeg & Roundstone village to provide an emergency supply. There will be night-time restrictions on supply in Roundstone in order to build reservoir levels.
12.03pm Restrictions are in place for people on the Mid-Galway Water Supply Scheme. Galway County Council has stationed a water tanker at Kiltullagh Church to provide an
emergency supply. Supply will be restored to this area this morning, however it may take longer for supply to return to areas on the outlying areas on the network. Supply will be restricted to this area again tonight to conserve water & allow reservoir levels to build. Boil notice remains in place.
12.00pm Water users in Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas are likely to experience disruptions to supply throughout the day, following a major burst on the distribution line last night. Boil notice remains in place.
11.25am 4,000 homes on the northside of Cork city - which have been without water for a number of days - will have their water supply fully restored by lunchtime today.
11.16am: Roscommon County Council is advising all motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys. There is snow and slush on all national and regional roads throughout Co Roscommon. The Council says there is heavy snow on the M6 (Athlone to Ballinasloe). Motorists are advised to stay in the left lane which has been ploughed and gritted.
11.15am: Three Irish brothers believe they may have beaten a group of Polish divers to completing Ireland's first ever ice dive.
Declan, Damien and Paul Devane from Co Mayo posted video footage on YouTube of their dive in a lake in Galway on 10 January. Watch it here
The dive carried out by the Polish divers was featured on RTÉ News last night.
Both groups say such dives should only be carried out by those who have received specialist training.
11.11am: Fingal County Council says water levels in reservoirs have ‘recovered somewhat’ but some areas are still without water.
Affected areas include: Dublin 15, north county, rural areas, Howth and Sutton. A burst water main is affecting Rush, Lusk, Skerries and Man-O-War.
Fingal County Council says it is manning water tankers and standpipes until 8pm. Tanker locations: Castleknock - College Road alternating between Georgian Village Estate and Laurel Lodge Estate every 2 hours, Garristown Village, Gormleys Pub, Lanesborough Estate, Dublin 11, Ring Commons, Naul, Murrays Pub Lusk, Main Street, Skerries, Man-O-War Pub. Stand Pipe locations (manned by Council staff) are as follows: Balrothery Inn, Balrothery (south of Balbriggan) Naul Village.
11.01am: Around 2,500 ESB customers are now without power.
The ESB says high winds have caused problems in many areas, including Wicklow, Bunclody in Co Wexford, the southwest, Tullow in Co Carlow and Sligo.
In Roscommon, around 50 homes are without power after lightning hit a poll.
The ESB says crews are working to restore power, but snow and fallen trees are making it difficult to access some areas.
10.57am: The Army platoon that was dispatched to Skibbereen to fortify the town against flooding has returned to the barracks.
The 40-strong group travelled from Collins Barracks to Skibbereen on Monday to help sandbag businesses and homes after heavy rains, and icy conditions, gave rise to fears of the town being flooding for the third time in two months.
10.52am: Major traffic delays between Ballyvourney, Co Cork, and the Loo Bridge in Co Kerry.
Road conditions are described as treacherous with dozens of cars and trucks at a standstill. About a dozen cars have been abandoned.
Gritting is under way by both Kerry County Council and Cork County Council in an effort to re-open the main route.
10.50am There has been a number of small accidents in the Tullamore area this morning because of ice and slush on the roads.
The roads are described as being lethal because of the large volume of ice and slush located between the driving lanes.
Gardaí say the problem is being made worse by motorists trying to overtake and driving across the broken white line through large volumes of slush and snow.
10.49am: In Co Westmeath, the Athlone to Mullingar road through Ballymore has been blocked for most of the last 10 hours because of lorries that were abandoned on steep hills during last night’s heavy snowfall.
10.45am: Driving conditions on the M6 from Ballinasloe to Athlone are dangerous. The slow lane is passable, but there is heavy slush and snow on the fast lane.
Roads in and around Ballinasloe town are covered in slush and snow.
10.43am: Due to a combination of thaw, rain and freezing conditions, all roads in south Sligo are liable to be treacherous, in particular the N59 at Croballa.
Motorists are asked to undertake journeys only if absolutely necessary.
10.42am: Ryanair has cancelled a number of flights to and from Dublin and Shannon as a result of the problems in Britain.
10.40am: Some delays and flight cancellations are reported at Dublin Airport as a result of adverse weather conditions in the UK.
Passengers are advised to check with their airline regarding their flight before travelling to the airport.