Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy has welcomed today’s commitment from Met Éireann that they are “looking at ways they can incorporate” weather warnings issued for the North into their own public output.
“Met Éireann are an important and crucial service in Irish life; they offer a range of Ireland-wide provisions online and also via their app, both of which are effective and innovative.
“The absence of weather warnings for the North being included on their public output though has caused much controversy and frustration in recent times – not least given the increasing levels of adverse weather events which are becoming a worryingly more regular reality for people.
“All we needed here was some ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ and credit to Met Éireann who have today indicated they are up for that.
“At a time when people are deeply concerned about the reinforcing of borders, it is important that public services ensure they accurately reflect situations across the entirety of Ireland.
“Weather knows no borders, weather warnings shouldn’t either.”