Shane Byrne is the sixth celebrity announced for series six of Dancing with the Stars which returns to RTÉ One in January.
Temperatures are expected to fall as low as minus-six degrees at night by next week.
Payment details for the Christmas Bonus for next week have been outlined by Fine Gael Minister Simon Harris.
A group of concerned private and voluntary nursing homes in Wicklow have handed in a letter of protest to the constituency offices of Wicklow TDs Simon Harris, Stephen Donnelly and Steven Matthews.
County Council officials have allocated €22,000 in funding to develop the Best of Wicklow exhibition at the Tinahealy Show.