28/02/18

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR STAFF IN LIGHT OF WEATHER WARNINGS

Monday, 5 March 2018

Update from Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on re-opening of Departmental Offices, and National Parks and Nature Reserves.

A Status Orange Snow-ice warning remains in place for Leinster until 10.00 am tomorrow (Tuesday 6 March 2018).

The Department’s Wexford Office will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday). People making plans to travel to work in Wexford should have regard to updates from local media and local authorities on any continuing safety issues in their localities. Where local conditions make it unsafe to travel, staff should notify their line manager.

National Parks and Nature Reserves in Wicklow and Wexford remain closed to the public pending inspections to confirm that they are safe to re-open. Arrangements for NPWS staff at these locations will be communicated though National Parks and Wildlife Service management.

Information on weather developments and related safety warnings will continue to be made available on www.gov.ie/stormemma and through the National Emergency Coordination Group and the Office of Emergency Planning (www.twitter.com/EmergencyIE), and national and local media. Public transport providers are also issuing updates on their services. Members of the public, and staff, should have regard to local conditions in making plans for journeys to or from the Department’s offices and facilities as they reopen. In particular, all of the motorway network may not yet be re-opened and commuters are being encouraged to avail of public transport where possible tomorrow. Where local conditions make it unsafe to travel, staff should notify their line manager.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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