Printers across the Ireland are battling bad weather as they strive to keep the presses turning
With an unprecedented number of red weather warnings in the course of two days – there has been widespread disruption to transport and travel.
Shanowen Files, located in Santry has taken drastic action in the face of a forecasted foot of snow falling in its locality later today (1 March).
Managing director Sean O Reilly told customers: "We have just received a red weather warning in our area which is 'widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life'. As a responsible employer we have to take this seriously and so for the first time in over 26 years, we are enforcing a factory shut down to keep our employees safe."
We made sure everybody was home safe yesterday and we will do the same today."
Firms have also reported logistics issues because delivery and courier companies have been unable to pick up as usual. All of the main roads in Santry were blocked earlier today, causing widespread disruption in that part of the country.
Sean O Reilly said Shanowenfiles would shut until monday morning when the weather front should have moved on, and acknowledged that it would cause significant disruption to the business and its clients. "We hope you will recognise these circumstances are unique and beyond our control and we can assure you that we will be doing everything we can to get back to normal as quickly as possible."
Local Paper merchants Antalis and Realt paper also shut down blaming the Beast from the east so getting a supply of paper was also not possible ,both of these companies also hope to reopen Monday morning
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