The internet’s take on Teresa Mannion: what you need to know

Social media responds to the RTÉ journalist’s dramatic Storm Desmond weather report

Teresa Mannion's performance during this weekend's Storm Desmond weather report has earned her instant social media praise and fame.

Clutching her mic amid pouring rain and with an air of drama, she told viewers: “Don’t make unnecessary journeys, don’t take risks on treacherous roads.”

The report has been shared thousands of times, as have various screenshots and a mountain of parodies, memes and one fairly catchy remix.

Here is what happened right after poor teresa's transmission

Posted by Gerard Walsh on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Storm Desmond!!! DON'T GO OUT THERE PEOPLE!!!!

Posted by Damo & Ivor on Saturday, 5 December 2015

The report picked up international attention, with the Independent in the UK running the story on Monday morning.


People have also called for the next storm to be named after the reporter (there's an online petition you can sign here). Unfortunately, the next storm will be called Eva, according to the list voted for by the public.

#StormTeresa will likely not materialise further down the alphabetical list either, as Storm Tegan takes the entry for the letter "T".

Are there any memes we missed? Let us know @irishtimes

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton is an Audience Editor at The Irish Times. He also writes the Lost Leads archive series