It appears as though Storm Emma has turned society absolutely mad.
There's reports of looting at Lidl City West near Fortunestown earlier this evening and that the Irish army are attending the scene as Gardai were dealing with other incidents.
Authorities are currently clearing the roads with a snow plough to make way for the Gardai.
Footage of the scene shows people hiding their faces and the public using a stolen dumper to loot
What the actual fuck is happening in Tallaght pic.twitter.com/kASYuTbwWc
— Dublin Girlo (@dublin_girlo) March 2, 2018
Gardai receive calls of looting by 30 people at Lidl store in west Dublin. Officers unable to attend as dealing with other issues. Army called to assist. pic.twitter.com/1tWNNj71Zz
— Stephen Breen (@SteBreen) March 2, 2018
Lidl in Tallaght has collapsed and is reportedly on fire after being destroyed by a JCB
Dublin has gone absolutely mad
— Mick Caul (@caulmick) March 2, 2018
People have also seemingly broken through the shutters of a Centra in Jobstown and are looting there also
Literally looting in the streets, this event is officially bigger than the 1916 rising pic.twitter.com/U5Kt9J8ZXl
— emoji wool hands (@mrwoolyboy96) March 2, 2018
— Denis (@46Flynn) March 2, 2018
Footage from earlier this evening shows a group arriving to the supermarket on a dumper machine
Fianna Fáil say culprits "must feel the full force of law"
During a period of huge pressure on frontline services, the criminal behaviour including looting & the use of stolen machinery in West Dublin this evening is putting both property & lives in grave danger. The culprits involved must be arrested & feel the full force of law.
— Fianna Fáil (@fiannafailparty) March 2, 2018