Services Return To Normal In Clare Following Storm Emma

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Services are returning to normal across the county this morning following Storm Emma.

Council crews worked over the weekend to clear most of the county’s main and secondary routes ahead of the reopening of schools this morning.

Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Dublin Coach are operating a full service, while the HSE Mid West Crisis Management team has been stood down after Met Éireann downgraded it’s weather warning for the county to yellow yesterday.


Senior Engineer with Clare County Council Tom Tiernan says the worst of the weather event has now passed.

The UL Hospitals Group is expecting a busy week as as it recovers from the impact of the storm.

All non-essential appointments across the group, including at Ennis and Limerick hospitals, were cancelled on Thursday and Friday during the worst of the weather.

Outpatient appointments are back to normal from this morning, but some non-urgent elective procedures planned for this week are being rescheduled.

Chief Operations Officer with the UL Hospitals Group Noreen Spillane says they’ll be in touch with anyone who is affected.

Businesses across Clare are counting the cost of Storm Emma.

The heavy snowfall resulted in shops and businesses having to close for up to four days and Ennis-based retail lobby group, Retail Excellence estimates that hundreds of millions of euro worth of trade has been lost nationwide.

Deputy CEO, Lorraine Higgins says businesses across the board took a major financial hit.