Last updated: 10:28am, Friday 2nd March 2018

A status red alert will remain in place in Leinster, Munster and Galway until 6pm today (Friday, 2nd March 2018). For the rest of the country a Status Orange warning is in place with heavy showers and icy conditions expected

IWA Community Services / Day Centres: Safety for IWA members, staff and volunteers is paramount – as a result Community Support Services (Resource and Outreach Centres/ ROC’s) in the following locations will remain closed until status red warning is lifted:

  • Southern Region – All IWA Community Centre / ROC’s are closed Thursday 1st March 2018.
  • Eastern Region – All IWA Community Centre / ROC’s are closed Thursday, 1st March 2018.
  • Western Region: All IWA Community Centres / ROC’s are closed Thursday, 1st March 2018
  • IWA Community Centres / ROC’s remaining closed on Thursday, 1st March 2018 are: Athlone, Ardee, Arklow, Athy, Carlow, Cork, Clonakilty, Clontarf (ROC & RTU), Clane, Donegal, Drogheda, Killarney, Listowel, Laois, Leitrim, Lucan, Mullingar, Navan, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford, Wexford, Sligo, South Tipperary.

IWA Independent Living Units: Essential support only will be provided at Independent Living Units in IWA Cashel, Callan, Clontarf, Kilkenny, Galway and Belmullet.

IWA Holiday and Respite Centres: Carmel Fallon Holiday Centre – Dublin and IWA National Holiday Centre – Cuisle also will remain closed until Monday, 5th March 2018.

IWA Assisted Living Services: IWA will endeavour to continue to provide Assisted Living Services and Enhanced Homecare Services where possible and safe to do so. Due to the extreme weather conditions, IWA Assisted Living and Enhanced Homecare Services are being affected by the current adverse weather conditions in some counties. IWA will attempt to provide essential services over the coming 48 hours, however, it may not be possible to commence services on time or to deliver full services in certain parts of the country. For queries about IWA Assisted Living Services (ALS) please contact the Service Coordinator in your local area. The safety of our staff and members is our priority at this time.

IWA is reminding our members, staff and volunteers to take extra care during this cold spell. Please keep up to date with the weather forecast on and continue to listen to news updates on radio and television reports.

Please take the information provided by Met Éireann on the weather into consideration Remember to keep warm, eat well and avoid unnecessary travel.

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Please take the information provided by Met Éireann into consideration. Remember to keep warm, eat well and avoid unnecessary travel.

Notice to IWA Staff members

In conjunction with a major update to the IWA public website, we will soon be changing the way you log into the Staff Intranet, email and People Planner.

Shortly, you will no longer be able to access these facilities using the IWA website, instead you must use

As always you can contact IT through email,, if you have any queries.