The Status Red Weather Warning that was in place for Leinster and Munster has now been extended to the entire country.
The Warning came into place at 11pm this evening and will remain in place until 3pm on Friday.
The Warning from Met Eireann states that fon urther heavy snow showers will bring accumulations of significant levels with all areas at risk.
Blizzard conditions will develop from the south Thursday afternoon and evening as heavy snow and strong easterly winds bring snow drifts northwards over the country. Eastern and southern coastal counties will be worst affected.