Limerick's public agencies urge older people to wrap up during cold snap

David Hurley

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Limerick's public agencies urge older people to wrap up during cold snap

Colette Cowan, CEO of UL Hospitals Group

THE chief executive of the UL Hospitals Group is appealing to older people to ensure they keep warm during the upcoming cold-snap.

Met Eireann is warning that temperatures could drop below zero in some places this weekend as an active weather system passes over the country.

Speaking at the launch of a major safety and wellbeing campaign this week, Colette Cowan, said it is important that people are prepared.

“The main thing is to keep warm and I would especially appeal to older people to wear layers of clothes rather than just single items because that will keep them warmer,” she said adding that people should stay at home if the weather deteriorates.

”They should only go out if they have to,  the main thing is to stay in and keep warm and of course have supplies,” said Ms Cowan.

Meanwhile, the chief executive of Limerick City and Council is appealing to road users to also take precautions.

While roads will be gritted and council crews will be on standby, Conn Murray says motorists, pedestrians and cyclists must take some responsibility for their actions if on the roads.

”People are experienced and people must use that experience in the context of weather that we have had in the past,” he said.