Main points:

• Dublin Airport flights resume
• Irish Rail services operating
• Most Bus Éireann services operating
• All Luas services cancelled until 5.30am Friday
• Last Dublin Bus services departed at 9pm
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2300 Check back at 6am for more updates

2300 For further Dublin Airport updates check dublinairport.com or rte.ie/aertel

2206 The 00:00 and 01:00 Aircoach services from Greystones to Dublin Airport have been cancelled - all other services operating.

2148 Most Bus Éireann services around the country are operating as per normal with some delays and diversions in affected areas. Bus Éireann will seek to maintain as many services as possible over the coming days subject to road and weather conditions.

2140 Irish Rail report that all routes are running across DART, Commuter, Intercity, some delays. Expect same tomorrow.

2136 A jack-knifed truck has been cleared from M9 Dublin/Waterford Rd southbound before J3 Athy exit.

2125 Cork County Council has reversed its decision not to supply grit to farmers and community groups who want to treat rural roads which are not being serviced by the Council's fleet of gritting trucks.

2111 Irish Rail say that Belfast trains are still running 60-90 mins late, following earlier fallen power lines between Lisburn and Portadown.

2055 AA Roadwatch report that a truck has jack-knifed on M9 Dublin/Waterford Rd southbound before exit at J3 Athy blocking the road.

2020 Normal Wexford Bus services will resume tomorrow Friday 3 December. First bus from Wexford is 6.15am with first bus from Dublin Airport at 10.30am.

2005 AA Roadwatch are reporting Very poor conditions on N81 from Tallaght to Blessington especially at Crooksling & Blessington village

1935 Line Reopened between Lisburn and Portadown. Rail services may experience delays.

1920 Dún Laoghaire IADT will remain closed tomorrow Friday 3 December.

A decision on whether it will open on Saturday 4 December will be published on www.iadt.ie tomorrow afternoon.

1904 Services on Luas Red and Green line suspended. They intend to have a full service from 5.30am Friday, weather permitting.

1901 Flights at Dublin Airport resumed after 6.40pm.

1854 Last Dublin Bus services depart city centre and suburbs at 9pm

1841 AA Roadwatch says it is hazardous both ways between J14 Leopardstown & J9 Red Cow. Very icy on northbound on ramp at J13 Sandyford.

1828 Keep up-to-date with travel news at transport.ie

1827 A number of the outdoor elements of the Temple Bar chocolate festival, due to take place this weekend, have been cancelled. More information at templebar.ie

1825 The Supreme Court sittings and most civil sittings of the High Court due to be heard in the Four Courts tomorrow (Friday) have been deferred.

Some matters including the Masters list will go ahead. More information at courts.ie

1822 Cork County Council is to make salt and gritting material available to community groups from tomorrow.

1819 Bus Eireann travel update: Road passenger services currently affected by weather and road conditions include some services in the east and southeast:

Dublin/Rosslare - Suspended
Dublin/Waterford - 18.00 Service Cancelled
Dublin/Waterford (via New Ross) - 18.00 service cancelled
Dublin/Clonmel - 17.30 & 20.00 services cancelled
Dublin/Kingscourt - Cancelled
Dublin/Bailieboro - Operating to Kells Only
Navan/DCU - Service not operating via Ashbourne & Ratoath
Dublin/Athboy - 19.40 from Athboy, 16.40 & 21.30 from Dublin cancelled
Dublin/Edenderry -16.30 from Edenderry cancelled
Dublin/Kilcullen - Cancelled
Dublin/Tullow - Cancelled
Drogheda/ Dublin - Operating hourly service via M1 not serving Julianstown, Gormanstown, Balbriggan or Santry
Cavan/ Athboy - Operating Cavan Granard only
Drogheda/ Donore - Cancelled
Dundalk/ Annagassan - Cancelled
Monaghan/ Cavan - Cancelled
Monaghan/ Dublin - 18:30 Ex Dublin Cancelled
Drogheda/ Ardee - Cancelled
Kells/ Oldcastle - Cancelled
Drogheda/ Trim - Cancelled
Drogheda /Clogher Village -Cancelled
Drogheda / Laytown - Cancelled
Balbriggan, Drogheda, and Navan Town services are cancelled

1810 Irish Rail reports that the 18.40 Hn-Thurles amalgamates with 19.00 Hn-Cork. 18.40 Conn-Dundalk amalgamates with 19.00 Conn-Belfast

1802 Flights are expected to resume at Dublin Airport from 18.30. There will be flight delays.

1753 The Luas Green Line has reopened in the last few minutes. It is fully operational from St Stephen's Green to Bride's Glen, but there are SEVERE delays.

1751 Iarnród Éireann says full services are expected to operate for the evening peak throughout the network across Intercity, DART and commuter routes.

1747 Drive with extra care on all routes around Portlaoise and Abbeyleix due to icy conditions, says AA Roadwatch.

1745 Irish Rail says there is a backlog of trains going through Connolly area tonight in both directions, resulting in delays.

1744 The Luas Red line is in operation from The Point Stop to Tallaght, with delays. Luas Connolly stop remains closed due to a weather related issue.

Passengers are advised to check www.transport.ie; www.luas.ie and freephone 1800-300604.

1743 The Luas Green Line is not operating from St Stephen's Green to Sandyford due to snow related issues at Milltown and Charelmont Stops.

The Luas Green line is in operation between Sandyford stop and Brides Glen.

1742 Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus.

1731 View an amazing satellite image of snow covered Ireland and Britain on the BBC website.

1729 Donegal update: Motorists are being urged not to undertake any unnecessary trips in Co Donegal tonight, as heavy snow and severe frost is being forecast from midnight onwards.

Many people have been spreading sand and grit on their own lanes and driveways today and the gritting lorries continue to operate tonight.

Many of the national and secondary schools in Donegal will close again tomorrow, with the situation to be reviewed over the weekend.

Donegal County Council has announced restrictions to water supply in the following areas: Tievebrack, Ballinacor, Gleneely, Castlefin, Lifford, Ballyholey and Liscooley - from 10pm tonight until 8am tomorrow.

1717 Gardaí say as a result of a Dublin Bus colliding with a wall at the junction of the Malahide and Chapel Roads the main Malahide Road is presently blocked.

1716 Northern Irish Rail say there is a bus subsitution between Lisburn and Portadown. Train tickets valid on services between Lisburn and Portadown.

1711 AA Roadwatch have reported that a truck is broken down on East Link Bridge approaching The O2. Delays buidling on approach. Conditions are poor in the area.

1701 AA Roadwatch has said there is black ice on M8 Dublin/Cork Rd between J6 Thurles & J10 Cashel in Co Tipperary. It is warning that there have been a number of collisions.

1644 The army have been deployed to Leixlip this afternoon to assist with the clearing of snow and ice from roads in the area.

1631 AA Roadwatch are reporting that LUAS Green Line is only running between Sandyford and Brides Glen until further notice.

1630 Northern Ireland Rail have reported that the line is closed between Lisburn and Portadown

1624 LUAS are reporting delays on the green line between St Stephen's Green and Sandyford due to technical problems at Charlemont and Milltown stations

1615 Derry Airport remains open. Aer Arann flight RE287 from Dublin, due to arrive at 19:20, and the subsequent outbound flight to Dublin (RE288), due to depart at 19:45 have been cancelled.

All other flights are expected to operate on time.

DIT has cancelled its annual Open Day, which had been scheduled to take place in the Aungier Street campus on Saturday 4 December.

1610 Dublin Port remains open and all berths are fully operational. Roads within the Port estate are passable but care is required by all road users. Road gritting in the Port estate by Dublin Port Company is continuing.

1602 AA Roadwatch says that conditions on the M8 Dublin/Cork Rd between J6 Thurles and J5 Twomileborris are hazardous.

1553 No classes will run at National College of Ireland in Dublin's IFSC on 3 and 4 December.

1546 Belfast International Airport is taking diverted air traffic bound for Dublin Airport. Two CityJet flights have already arrived, with three Aer Lingus aircraft from Barcelona, Berlin and Malaga arriving later.

The Luas Red Line is operating a full line service but the Connolly Stop remains closed due to weather conditions.

All Irish Ferries sailings on Dublin/Holyhead and Rosslare/Pembroke routes are operating normally.

1541 The First National Social Work Education Conference scheduled for 3 December in NUIG has been cancelled.

1533 The bad weather could be costing the economy as much as €500m a week.

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association says around 20% of workers are staying out of work, delayed getting to work, or leaving work early.

The delivery of goods is a 'big issue' for companies. 90% of goods transported in and out of Ireland travel by road.

ISME believes the bad weather is costing companies at least €7m a day, in lost productivity.

The SFA figure is based on half of all private sector workers missing half an hour of work a day.

1519 The emergency committee set-up to respond to the cold weather is to issue a statement to clarify the legal position concerning members of the public who grit the country's roads and footpaths.

1518 The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association says Kilkenny County Council has agreed to supply grit to farmers who are willing to spread it.

1516 Dublin Airport hopes to resume flights at 6.30pm.

1502 Iarnród Éireann have said that full services are expected to operate for the evening peak throughout the network across Intercity, DART and Commuter routes – but delays are likely.

1500 The emergency committee set up to respond to the cold weather is to issue a statement to clarify the legal position concerning members of the public who grit the country's roads and footpaths.

1434 The Unwrapped Event and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony which were due to take place in Chamber Square, Tallaght on 4 December have been postponed.

1432 The Insurance Institute of Ireland has postponed exams which were due to be held on Saturday, 4 December. The exams have been deferred until Saturday, 11 December.

The III says it will forward updated permits by email for the rescheduled examinations confirming locations for 11 December early next week.

1428 Listen to the latest on weather conditions on News at One

1423 O'Connell St has reopened southbound from Cathal Brugha St to Middle Abbey St following an incident at a restaurant. All diversions have been lifted.

1416 The National Aquatic Centre will close early tonight at 7pm including ToneZone Gym due to the weather, however, all Children’s Swimming Classes will go ahead as scheduled between 3-7pm.

• Adult Swimming lessons have been cancelled
• Diving Classes are cancelled for the rest of the week.
• AquaZone is closed both Thursday and Friday.
• The Sales Office will close at 6pm everyday until Sunday.
• The NAC will also close fully at 6pm on Friday.

The Leinster Winter Championship Swimming Gala has been postponed this weekend. Full details from event organisers.

1413 Take a look at the photos that have been sent in from around the country in our weather gallery

1411 Health authorities have issued a warning about the risk of children toboganning in the snow.

The HSE’s Gavin Maguire told a briefing at the emergency response committee that a small but significant amount of sledding injuries have been reported at emergency departments.

1403 A conference 'Recent Research in the Boyne Valley' scheduled to take place in the 'dHotel' in Drogheda on Saturday 4 December has been cancelled.

1332 The Road Safety Authority has advised that driving tests may be affected by the severe weather and their test centre disruption list is being updated regularly.

All 46 NCT test centres are open and operational and customers are advised to arrive early for appointments if possible.

The National Road Authority website includes real-time information on the road conditions of various routes on the national road network.

1328 Age Action, Society of St Vincent de Paul and Muintir na Tíre are providing helplines for older people who are house-bound by the current ice and snow and who need a volunteer to bring them essential supplies.

Age Action - 01-4756989
Muintir na Tire - 086-6000751
Society of St Vincent de Paul - 01-8386990

1325 O'Connell Street remains closed southbound because of a gas explosion. Northbound lanes are now open.

1320 Transport Minister Noel Dempsey has said there is now around 36,000 tonnes of salt left in the country.

As of now, around 3,500 tonnes are being used per day, but the minister said the usage would ease off as the snow does.

He said 6,000 tonnes of salt is being delivered next week followed by another 15,000 tonnes the week after.

He said an additional 30 tonnes will be brought in before Christmas, and 20,000 tonnes will be delivered after the Christmas break.

1316 Farmleigh Estate in Dublin's Phoenix Park is closing Friday 3 December, Saturday 4 December and Sunday 5 December because of the severe weather conditions. Weekend events including food markets are cancelled.

1312 Ferrycarrig hill in Wexford is particularly bad and Chapel Hill in Portlaw in Waterford is hazardous and should be avoided, and upland areas of south Tipperary are also hazardous.

1311 Southeast update: Salting and clearing of roads continuing, many regional routes are impassable and councils and gardaí are advising motorists in non-four wheel drive vehicles to avoid secondary roads completely.

There are many cars abandoned.

Last night, Kilkenny had its heaviest snowfall of the week so far, but the N8, N9 and M9 are all passable with care due to clearing and continuous salting.

However, many regional routes in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford are impassable.

1259 Just a reminder that there are a number of useful travel links at the bottom of the page.

1255 The Minister for Transport has said not every road in the country can or will be salted. Noel Dempsey said priority is being given to national primary roads and routes along public transport corridors.

Mr Dempsey said people should avoid making unnecessary journeys. He also paid tribute to media outlets for keeping the public up to date with the latest travel information.

1252 The Dáil is currently discussing the severe weather. You can watch it live here

1250 The Minister for the Environment said an additional €15m will be made available to local authorities whose finances have been stretched as a result of dealing with the cold weather.

1242 O'Connell Street has been closed to traffic in both directions following reports of a possible gas explosion at the Kylemore Cafe. Gardaí say no injuries have been reported.

1238 A DAA spokesperson said that up to 100 flights will be affected by the closure of Dublin Airport. The airport is not expected to reopen until this evening.

1229 The Dublin Airport Authority has said that all flights into and out of Dublin Airport are being suspended because of the weather.

1225 A meeting between officials from Dublin City Council, the National Roads Authority, the HSE and the gardaí is continuing to discuss the current problems caused by the freezing conditions.

The city council has said all main roads in Dublin city are currently open and traffic volumes are very light.

The council is once again urging people not to take to the roads and look out for pedestrians who may slip on the ice.

1217 The Irish Farmers' Association said there is a pressing need for a more co-ordinated and proactive approach by local authorities in securing the assistance of farmers and community members to treat secondary roads.

IFA President John Bryan said the effects of the prolonged cold spell demand a radical rethink on how a collaborative approach by the local authorities, farmers and the community could deal more effectively with the weather.

1215 Dublin City Council has said all main roads in the city are open and traffic volumes are very light. The council is once again urging people not to take to the roads and look out for pedestrians who may slip on the ice.

1210 Up to 500 customers in Ennis remain without power following a lightning storm earlier today.

Around 2,000 customers are without electricity in Castlebar and ESB crews are working to restore power.

Power has been returned to 1,000 customers in New Ross in Co Wexford.

1157 Fine Gael Transport Spokesman Simon Coveney has warned that Ireland does not have enough salt supplies to last through a difficult winter.

1147 Around 4,000 eircom customers are without telephone and broadband services, with Eastern counties the worst affected areas.

Service has been restored to over 3,600 customers since Monday. Yesterday, 600 eircom crews cleared 1,900 faults.

1142 Dublin SPCA has issued advice for pet owners on keeping their pets safe and warm during the current cold snap, which can be downloaded from their website.

1136 The N2 through Slane is passable with care.

1135 A full list of commuter services can be found on transport.ie

1115 View a selection of images of the cold spell sent in by users of RTÉ.ie.

1110 All roads remain very icy in Westmeath. Mullingar and Athlone are passable but minor roads are dangerous.

Offaly Co Council says that all major routes in the county have been salted. There is however some compacted snow in areas.

1103 Aer Lingus and Ryanair are providing live details of their flights. (Note: Flight number required for Aer Lingus).

1100 A spokesperson for ESB has warned of further power outages today as lightning is expected in parts of the country.

1055 The Christmas Carol concert in St Anne's Church in Dawson Street scheduled for 7pm on Saturday night has been cancelled.

1052 Leitrim and Donegal county councils are advising people to conserve water supplies and check for possible leaks.

Reservoir levels are low in Leitrim and the council may have to begin restricting supplies in the network.

1050 The Defence Forces is providing assistance to local councils across the country and helped in the recovery of an ambulance in Dundalk.

It said that 20 personnel were each deployed in Dundalk, Drogheda, Newbridge, Kildare and Naas de-icing and gritting roads and footpaths.

Some troops have 'commenced contingency and familiarisation training on county council spreader vehicles'.

1040 The Vhi SwiftCare Clinics are warning pedestrians to take care when venturing outdoors after seeing a huge increase in the number of fall-related injuries presenting in the past few days.

1035 The runway at Derry Airport has been closed due to recent snow showers. The airport remains open. Some flights have been delayed.

1033 Around 4,000 homes in Tullamore, Co Offaly and in Limerick City were without power following a lightening strike at around 9am.

An ESB spokesperson said power has been restored to most of its customers in Tullamore however crews are still working to restore electricity in Limerick city.

1020 A meeting between officials from Dublin City Council, the HSE and gardaí is due to begin at 11am to decide which areas should be prioritised for gritting.

0955 Iarnród Éireann has said the M3 Parkway-Clonsilla service is suspended, but all other services are operating. There are some delays as snow and ice are cleared from points.

0935 There was prolonged snow in Tipperary last night but the roads are generally passable. Rural schools mostly closed, with town schools mostly open.

0910 All flights at Kerry Airport are operating on time so far today.

0903 Sub-zero temperatures have left roads dangerous in the midlands, but with no snowfall of any significance in Longford and Westmeath, many schools are re-opening today.

The worst of the road conditions are in the east midlands. The M4 is dangerous between Kinnegad and Kilcock junctions.

0855 Compacted snow and patches of black ice are creating problems for many early morning commuters in the west. Gardaí say driving conditions across Galway and Mayo are still quite dangerous.

Many primary and secondary schools across the region are still closed today, but a number in west Mayo have said they will be re-opening from 10.30am.

0850 Kilkenny Co Council has sent 12 trucks to Cork to take delivery of more salt for road gritting over the next few days.

Out-patient clinics in St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny are closed today.

0835 Aircoach has said that all services are scheduled to operate today but has said passengers should allow more time for their journeys.

0832 Tony Toner of the Institute of Advanced Motorist of Ireland has asked people to clear the snow from the roof of their cars.

He said that people are driving around in 'igloos' and there seems to be a 'national competition to see who can carry the most snow on their car'.

0828 Kildare Co Council has advised motorists to stay off the road. Its road safety officer Declan Keogh said: 'No journey is that important, appointments, meetings and events should be rescheduled.

0826 There were more heavy snowfalls in Wexford and Waterford overnight and councils are struggling to keep main roads open.

Snowblades were in operation on the N11 overnight and this morning and gritting has been under way there since daybreak. The snow is 25cm deep in places on many roads in Wicklow.

With no significant snowfalls overnight in the northwest, the situation is similar to recent days with below zero temperatures keeping many roads in a dangerous condition.

0824 Louth and Meath have been worst hit in the northeast with fresh snowfalls and icy roads.

Meath County Council salted all the main roads twice overnight and has sourced additional equipment to help keep the roads open.

Road conditions are reported to be extremely icy around Trim, Navan and Ashbourne.

Icy conditions are also reported around Monaghan town, Carrickmacross and Cavan. Secondary roads are extremely dangerous.

0820 Dublin Correspondent John Kilraine said the situation is not as bad as yesterday but there is ice on the N11, M2 and M3.

0818 Dublin Bus said it has a full service operating but there are some curtailments. It said roads in some housing estates are particularly dangerous, but it will make every effort to maintain a full service.

0816 Council officials say roads in Carlow are worse today than anytime over the past week and just clearing roads of snow is the priority.

They had a machine known as a grader out on the motorway last night and four snow ploughs are out again this morning.

0815 View a selection of your images from the cold snap yesterday

0800 Kilkenny has had its heaviest snowfall of the week so far with over 15cm (6in) falling in parts of the county.

Many roads are impassable this morning but the main national roads are manageable with extreme caution. All national roads there were treated at 8pm last night and again at 4.30am this morning.

0753 There is a lengthy list of Dublin Bus route curtailments and diversions available here.

0750 AA Roadwatch National Summary Report:

Carlow - Icy around Tullow; in particular on the Tullow/Castledermot Rd (R418). Lane restrictions on the N81 in spots between Tullow & Baltinglass (Wicklow).

Galway - Gardaí are en route to a crash on the M18 Crusheen/Gort Rd approx 6km from Gort. One lane is blocked.

Kildare - Fresh snow. Conditions treacherous around the county and the motorways are down to one lane in parts; on the M7 between J13 Kildare & J4 Rathcoole; on the M4 Dublin/Sligo Rd between J8 Kilcock & J13 Correllstown; and the M9.

Kilkenny - Very icy conditions on all routes.

Laois - Treacherous on the old N7 between Borris in Ossary & Portlaoise. Very poor on the N78/Athy/Castlecomer Rd at Wolfhill and Swan. Icy on the N80 Carlow/Portlaoise Rd; especially at Arles and Ballickmoyler. The Rathdowney/Abbeyleix Rd (R433) is treacherous.

Louth/Meath - A jack-knifed truck is partially blocking the Navan/Nobber Rd (R162) at Kilberry Cross. The road is barely passable. Conditions are treacherous. Avoid the N2 Dublin/Monaghan Rd through Slane and further north through Collon; those heading towards Monaghan should use the M1/Dublin/Belfast Rd.

Monaghan - Icy on secondary roads around Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town.

Sligo – Treacherous conditions, particularly on the N16/Sligo/Manorhamilton Rd at Glencar.

Waterford - All routes in Waterford City centre are extremely icy this morning, particular care needed on Gracedieu Rd, Quarry Rd and Bilberry Rd. Also icy on the Ferrybank DCW and approaching the city on the N24 from Mooncoin.

Westmeath - Icy on all routes in Mullingar & Athlone due to icy conditions.

Wicklow - Extremely icy on the N11 Dublin/Wexford Rd at Kilmacanogue. The Bray/Greystones Rd (R761) at Windgate Hill is impassable and conditions are treacherous on Farrankelly Rd into Greystones. Priory Rd in Delgany is impassable, as are the Sally Gap and Wicklow Gaps. Take care throughout Rathdrum, Ballinaclash and Glendalough. The N81 has been treated around Baltinglass and has improved from yesterday. Rathvilly Village is reported to be impassable.

Fresh and compacted snow remains a major problem in Leinster and the South East. Black ice is a problem in Munster and Connacht and drivers are urged not to be complacent in these areas.

Clear the snow from the roof of your vehicle as well as the windscreen or it will fall forward obstructing your visibility while you are driving. Also clear your lights and use your dipped headlights at all times. Take extra time to get to your destination slowly & safely. Double your braking distance.

0740 In the west there were no overnight snowfalls but roads in Galway and Mayo are still dangerous.

In Ballinasloe temperatures fell to -7.5C and gardaí say that while one lane of the M6 motorway is safe to drive the passing lane on much of the route from Athlone to Galway is hazardous.

Gardaí in Galway say main roads there are driveable but roads in housing estates are extremely dangerous.

In Castlebar in Co Mayo temperatures fell to -5C. Gritting is in progress around the county.

0720 Dublin Bus update:

Services are operating from all garages this morning. Driving conditions are still difficult but Dublin Bus is making every effort to operate as many services as possible.

There are still curtailments and diversions on some services and a full list of the routes affected is available on www.dublinbus.ie or on www.transport.ie – this is being updating constantly as more information becomes available.

Customers can also telephone the Dublin Bus Customer Information Line on 01 8734222

0715 Kildare County Council says the M4, M7 & M9 are all open in both directions but only one lane is available on each carriageway (inside lane). Other principal roads in Kildare are generally open but motorists advised that several minor roads are impassable in places.

0710 There are regular weather and transport updates now on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio.

0705 Update from Iarnród Éireann:

Full services operating throughout the network across Intercity, DART and Commuter routes. Some services may be subject to delays as points are cleared of snow and ice. More significant delays may occur where there is recent snowfall

Current delays and route alterations:

M3 Parkway-Docklands trains will operate M3 Parkway-Connolly instead
05.15 Westport-Heuston operating as bus transfer due to mechanical fault
06.15 Longford-Dublin delayed by blocked points, customers accommodated on 05.45 Sligo-Dublin service

For further updates www.irishrail.ie or twitter.com/irishrail

0700 Update from RTÉ Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy:

No deterioration in road conditions across Cork and Kerry. All main roads have been gritted and are passable with care, while some secondary routes continue to be problematic.

Gardaí at Fermoy are warning of ice on the M8/N8 at Watergrasshill.

Cork Airport is open and bus and train services are operating to schedule.

Some schools remain closed in both Cork and Kerry. However, others that had been closed are re-opening this morning.

Cork County Council is still working to restore water to an area west of Skibbereen where there's been a major burst and it may be later today before supplies are back fully there.

Cork County Council is also warning that it may have to restrict water supplies in some parts of west Cork due to increased consumption over the past number of days.

In Kerry there are some delays and cancellations to the community transport service.

0650 Bus Éireann says most services are operating as normal with some delays and diversions in affected areas.

Services currently affected by weather and road conditions include:

100, 100x and 101 services from Drogheda and Dundalk are operating with some diversions and delays
Route 2 - Dublin Airport-Rosslare - services operating to and from Gorey only - 630, 730, and 830 departures from Dublin Airport cancelled
107 Kingscourt-Dublin - cancelled
108 Balieboro-Dublin - operating to Kells only
111 Cavan-Trim/Athboy - Dublin - early morning services cancelled, further services under review
120 Edenderry-Dublin- Edenderry-Tullamore early morning service cancelled, further services under review
126 Naas/Newbridge/Kildare -620 service cancelled, further services under review
132 Tullow-Dublin - 630 service cancelled
163 Drogheda-Donore - cancelled
161 Dundalk-Newry - operating on main road only
168 Dundalk-Annagassan - cancelled
175 Monaghan -Cavan - cancelled
182 Drogheda-Ardee - cancelled
187 Kells-Oldcastle - cancelled
188 Drogheda-Trim - cancelled
189 Drogheda-Clogher - cancelled
190 Drogheda-Laytown - cancelled
Balbriggan and Drogheda Town services are cancelled

Bus Éireann says it will seek to maintain as many services as possible over the coming days subject to road and weather conditions. Customers are asked to visit www.transport.ie or www.buseireann.ie for latest updates.

0635 The National Roads Authority says road temperatures remained as low as -9.9C on the N5 in Charlestown, Co Mayo, overnight.

One of the NRA’s weather monitoring stations on the N15 in Killygordon in Co Donegal recorded road temperatures of -9.7C this morning where air temperatures were -11.2C.

0620 Iarnród Éireann says all routes are operating across the network this morning.

0615 Daniel Day update (aka Luas): The Luas Red Line is operating from The Point to Tallaght Stop. The Connolly Luas Stop on the Red Line is closed due to weather conditions.

The Luas Green Line is operating a full line service from St Stephen's Green to Brides Glen.

0600 Good morning and welcome to our live text updates on yet another bitterly cold and icy morning. We'll bring you as many relevant updates throughout the day as possible, and don't forget that you can submit your own comments and photos too.

As the chief in Hill Street Blues used to say, let's be careful out there.

First things first: weather update. Very cold and icy again today. Sleet and snow showers over east Leinster and parts of east Munster at first will become confined to coastal counties by early afternoon. Some will be heavy, but there will be some dry, bright spells too. Scattered snow showers developing over parts of Ulster and north Connacht today also, but the rest of the country will be dry and bright with sunny spells. Highest temperatures just...-2 to -4 degrees.

Dublin Airport has reopened. There has been extensive snow and ice clearance of the main runway, taxiways and associated apron area overnight.

Passengers intending to travel from Dublin Airport today are advised to consult with their airline's website before going to the airport.

Rail services around the country and Dart and commuter services in Dublin are expected to operate to schedule. More significant delays may occur where there is recent snowfall.

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann say they will make every effort to operate full services this morning but this is dependent on weather and road conditions.

There have been further snow showers over much of Leinster and over parts of Munster too. Heavy snowfall has been reported in counties Kilkenny, Laois, Westmeath, Wicklow, Waterford and Wexford overnight.

Gardaí around the country say there were no reports of snowfall in counties Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo overnight but icy roads have made driving conditions hazardous.

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