Search Press Releases
Home > Press Releases > Press Release
Statement by Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister with Responsibility for Defence and Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning

The National Emergency Coordination Group met earlier today to discuss preparations for Storm Ophelia.

Representatives from my Department and from the Defence Forces actively participated in this meeting.

The Defence Forces stand ready to deploy assets and resources when called upon, including transport and engineering assets.

Public safety is our primary concern. I strongly advise that everyone should stay off the roads during the storm tomorrow and do not make unnecessary journeys and to stay away from coastal areas.

Please follow the advice of the authorities in your local area as the situation evolves.


Additional safety advice.

Household preparation is important, loose items outside can become dangerous.
Check you have sufficient supplies of torches and/or candles.
Farmers and those working outdoors should take extra precautions and are advised not to go out alone.
Don't touch fallen electricity wires.
Expect delays on public transport

Related Press Releases

No documents found

Contact Us

Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel 00 353 45 492000
Fax 00 353 45 492017
* loCall 1890 251890
** Or call 0761 001 607

* Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers
** 0761 numbers are charged as a national number from landlines and mobiles and are often included in bundle deals offered by phone operators