As the impact of Storm Emma is being felt across the country, here is what we know so far.
- A Status Red snow-ice warning remains in place for Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath and Wexford until 9am Saturday morning.
- A Status Orange snow-ice is in place for Munster and counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan and Galway.
- A Status Yellow warning is in place for the remainder of the country.
- An advisory to stay indoors has been lifted, however people are urged not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary or an emergency.
- The ESB has said 22,000 homes and businesses are currently without power.
More than 10,000 eir customers without telephone, broadband and mobile services.
Worst affected areas are Enniscorthy, Arklow, Cork, and the greater Dublin area.
Irish Water advising customers in Galway, Mayo and Cavan to conserve water, while there are boil water notices in place at schemes in Wicklow and Waterford
- The National Emergency Coordination Group has said conditions will remain difficult as it remains extremely cold with accumulations of snow and ice.
- Met Éireann has said "blizzard conditions will continue today through Leinster, Munster and parts of Connacht with further accumulations of snow in strong and gusty northeasterly winds".
- Highest temperatures today will be between -1 and 3C.
The HSE has cancelled all non-urgent surgeries planned for Saturday 3rd March.
Irish Rail and DART services hope to resume travel Saturday afternoon.
- Luas services will not resume before 9am tomorrow with decision on Saturday service to be made in the morning.
Cork Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Donegal Airport and Ireland West Airport are closed and will reopen tomorrow morning. Hundreds of flights are cancelled at Dublin Airport although it is open.
Several Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights have been cancelled for the morning; around 10,000 passengers will be affected. Passengers are advised to check the status of their individual flights tomorrow before travelling to the airport
- Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education countrywide are closed.
- The HSE has cancelled all non-urgent surgeries for Saturday. It said that the National Ambulance Service is prioritising emergency calls.
- A warning of very high tides is in place in Cork and Dublin.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has cancelled all donation clinics
Many concerts are cancelled while the People of the Year Awards tomorrow night have been postponed