Although the thaw is now slowly but surely beginning to take place, we're still nowhere near out of the woods as of yet.

This aerial footage taken by the Air Corps over the M6 Motorway between Athlone and Shannon shows just how widespread the snow is, and how it'll be some time before it's lifted.

Met Eireann has elevated the weather warnings from Red to Orange from today, and a number of cinemas, shops, cafes and the like are reopening in a bid to try and get back to normal.