The Asthma Society is issuing a warning to people with asthma to stay safe as Met Eireann’s yellow warning remains in place throughout the country.
The warning, put in place from 9pm yesterday, ended this morning but it is expected to remain very cold throughout the week.
Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, said: “Cold weather is a serious trigger for many people with asthma. During cold spells, people need to be particularly careful and proactive in managing their asthma to avoid having an asthma attack, which for some people, can be fatal. 470,000 people in Ireland have asthma and one of these people tragically dies every week.”
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