As conditions rapidly worsen nationwide and with a Status Red snow ice weather warning in place for the whole of Ireland, blizzard conditions, developing from the south Thursday afternoon onwards are expected to shut down most operations.

The Avondhu office in Fermoy is closed from Thursday 1st March, reopening Monday, March 5th at 9am; while our Mitchelstown office closes 3.30pm Thursday 1st, again reopening Monday 5th at 9am for business. Any enquiries can be directed to or to our Facebook page.

Locally, while some businesses are operating on limited opening hours, many have taken the decision to remain closed.

The updated weather alert is in place until 3pm Friday, March 2nd, as the public are advised to stay indoors and not to undertake unnecessary journeys.

Heavy snow, associated with Storm Emma, is expected to accumulate in most regions, along with hazardous ice.

Temperatures will remain as low as minus 4 degrees overnight Thursday, with severe and penetrating frost forecast by Met Éireann.


With multiple flights cancelled to and from Cork Airport Thursday, March 1, passengers are advised to contact their airline for the latest flight information.

Aer Lingus have reported they will not operate any flights at Cork Friday 2nd, and expect to resume a full schedule on Saturday.

Ryanair expects further flight delays and cancellations at airports Thursday and Friday – again advising those with travel plans to check the status of their flight before travelling to the airport.

Meanwhile, Shannon Airport remains fully operational Thursday 1st. No Bus Éireann services are servicing the airport, though taxi services remain operational currently.

Further travel updates will be issued.