The top four things you need to know – Friday December 9th

The country is currently under a status yellow low temperature and ice warning which’ll continue until midday today.

Met Éireann is warning drivers of hazardous conditions.


The OPW Minister will be in West Cork later today to unveil a new flood defence scheme.

Minister Patrick O’Donovan will be in Bandon to mark the completion of the €30.5m flood defence scheme in the town which will protect more than 390 homes and businesses.


The Board of Trustees at a children’s disabilty service in Bantry say the relationship between them and the members of the service cannot be repaired.

Five of the seven trustees resigned from their posts yesterday following protests by the parents of children who use the centre.


Power cuts at this time of the year are not an option.

That’s the view of TD Michael Ring in reaction to higher than usual demand on the grid due to the cold weather.

The Tanaiste says it’s extremely unlikely there’ll be blackouts despite concern about energy supply.


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