#WATCH LIVE NOW - Emergency Response press briefing as #beastfromtheeast and #stormemma Status Red Alert declared

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

A Government Minister has warned people to stay at home from 4pm Thursday to noon Friday as Storm Emma and the beast from the east collides creating life threatening blizzard conditions over Ireland.

Minister Eoghan Murhphy told the schools will close in Munster and Leinster in the same period.

Watch the National Emergency Co-ordination Group Severe Weather press briefing.

"People should not venture out of doors where there is a Red Level Advisory in your area," said group chairman Sean Hogan.