As you may have noticed, there was a bit of a storm sweeping across the country yesterday.
Storm Lorenzo - which had been downgraded from an Ex-Hurricane to a Tropical Storm by the time it arrived in Ireland - caused a fair bit of damage, particularly in the west of the country. In Dublin, however, a lot of people were surprised (some would even say disappointed - and by 'some', we mean 'the people who were hoping to get the day off work') at how tame it turned out to be.
It also apparently decimated the country's bread supply, which means that most of the population will be dining on toast and sandwiches and making igloos out of sliced pans this weekend.
At least we have a sense of humour about these horrible weather events, as the tweets below demonstrate...
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) October 3, 2019
Ireland: the only country in the world where we are properly pissed off if a storm wasn’t as bad as we were led to believe #stormlorenzo
— Julie Jay Z (@juliejaycomedy) October 3, 2019
— Laura (@Laura19971006) October 3, 2019
— Stuart Kirwan (@KirwanStuart) October 3, 2019
— philip harte (@philipharte) October 2, 2019
I really hope #stormlorenzo brings my kids a new trampoline 🤞🏼🤞🏼
— Steffinny 🇮🇪💚 (@steffinny3) October 2, 2019
— The Cork Coypu (@CorkCoypu) October 2, 2019
— Harry Edwards (@edwardsharry) October 3, 2019
As the storm hits Ireland I find myself about to get on a plane in windy Dublin.
American woman in front turns to me:
“Let’s hope it’s not too crashy”
Her: “Bumpy. I meant BUMPY”
‘CRASHY’? #PanicDay #Ireland #stormlorenzo pic.twitter.com/eINKq9KX3U
— Annie Morris (@DesperateAnnie) October 3, 2019
Ireland during a major storm: C'mon make it a red weather warning so we can have the craic, buy all the bread and go to the pub
Rest of the world during major storm: stocks up on essentials and hole up safely.#stormlorenzo
— Stephen Twist Kearns (@TwistedIdiot) October 2, 2019
And not forgetting poor Teresa Mannion, who found herself in the thick of it once again...
— GingGangs (@GingGangs) October 3, 2019
— Laura Byrne® (@laurabyrne2008) October 3, 2019
— Rachel (@RazzaD96) October 3, 2019
With her sophomore effort released tonight Teresa Mannion struggles to reach the visceral intensity of her stunning debut 'Unnecessary Journeys'
Whilst there are flashes of her trademark plaintive stoicism ultimately it is fails to live up to the raw impact of her viral hit.
— 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@EdTodayFM) October 3, 2019
— Lor (@monkeygirl25) October 3, 2019