Minister for Justice & Equality Charlie Flanagan
Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, is urging people to take care this week in advance of the severe weather warning.
“Met Éireann is forecasting a severe spell of cold weather and has advised that exceptionally cold weather will occur this week.
“This weather event is likely to have a significant and disruptive impact. I urge all motorists to heed the advice from An Garda Siochanna when preparing travel and only travel if safe to do so.
“Met Éireann will continue to issue regular snow/ice warnings during the week and members of the public are encouraged to monitor these and take appropriate action.
"As of today, a status Orange warning has been issued for counties including Laois and a Yellow Status warning for counties including Offaly.
“The expected bad weather will make it difficult for some members the community to get out and about, and I urge members of the public to keep a friendly eye on older relatives, friends and neighbours over the coming days.
“It is really important we ensure that people all across Laois are prepared, stay safe and know where to find help if they need it," he said.