Last week was World Space Week, a yearly event supported by the United Nations, which has grown to be the largest public space event since its inception in 1999. As part of Irish Space Week there was a variety of events held at Trinity College Dublin for the general public, including a photography exhibition, scientific poetry reading, and a number of public talks. Of particular interest to the FLARECAST project was a workshop organised with Met Eireann and the Met Office called ‘Space Weather – Risks and Challenges for Ireland’. The workshop was an opportunity for potential end-users in Ireland to understand more about space weather and what challenges a major space weather event may present within Ireland. Attendees included weather forecasters, scientists, pilots, power operators, space technology companies, as well as representatives from government.