An Irish reporter with RTÉ made a passionate plea for residents to stay indoors and for kids, like these, to stay out of the sea.
STORM DESMONDBy posting this video of Storm Desmond in Salthill, Galway I wish to highlight the absolute madness and stupidity of what these youngsters are doing. I do not know if they are strong swimmers or not, that is not the case, if any one of them got into difficulties there was no one there to do anything for them. The voluntary and rescue services are kept busy enough without having to worry about this type of stupid behaviour. Please God, everyone will have a happy Christmas, perhaps it could have been very different. I would like to make it very clear that I or anyone else do not condone or see any “macho” side to this incident. In a couple of hours this video clip has received 168,000 views across the globe and everyone is of the same opinion “fools”, “eejits”, “morons” and worse. Count your blessings and do not, ever, repeat this type of “stunt”. Cathal Devlin
Posted by Cathal Devlin on Friday, December 4, 2015
Teresa Mannion’s weather report earned her instant social media fame.
The Internet’s Take
Here is what happened right after poor teresa’s transmission
Posted by Gerard Walsh on Sunday, December 6, 2015
Storm Desmond!!! DON’T GO OUT THERE PEOPLE!!!!
Posted by Damo & Ivor on Saturday, December 5, 2015
— Emmet Kennedy (@RadioEmmet) December 6, 2015
— Sean Brody (@seanbrody95) December 6, 2015
— Jim Sheridan (@Jim_Sheridan) December 5, 2015
Taking all into consideration, she has been very light-hearted!
— O (@owiedub) December 20, 2015
— TERESA MANNION (@MANNIOT) December 5, 2015