Taoiseach heads straight for Washington as Storm Stella hits America
18 Inches of snow is expected to pummel the East Coast of America as Storm Stella hits.
We told you yesterday that some Irish flights to America had been grounded due to the storm, the flights affected include those flying to New York, Boston and Newark from Shannon and Dublin.
#StormStella Due to forecast weather conditions all flights to/from Boston & New York (Newark & JFK) on Tuesday 14 March have been cancelled
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Despite the impending storm the Taoiseach Enda Kenny is committed to continuing with his Paddy's day plans and is fully expected to meet with the US President on St.Patrick's Day as is tradition.
Due to the weather, he was forced to cancel a number of events last night on the Boston and Rhode Island leg of the trip. Mr.Kenny left Boston for Washington last night in an attempt to avoid further upset from Storm Stella.
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People are taking to social media as the first snowflakes of the storm begin to fall.
— Jonathan Swain (@SwainITV) March 14, 2017
— John Bean (@RoadMasterBean) March 14, 2017
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