Over 300 homes in Clare and South Galway have been left without power, as Storm Hector batters the country.
An low-level yellow weather alert remains in place for Clare, one of two warnings issues by Met Eireann for last night and this morning.
Winds of up to 80 kilometres per hour is forecast, until 10am with gusts reaching 125 kilometres per hour in some coastal counties, while there’s also a risk of coastal flooding as the winds coincide with high spring tides.
56 homes and businesses in Ennistymon, 110 in the Tulla area, 63 in the Gillogue area and 137 in Gort remain without power and ESB crews are working to restore supply this morning.
Gardaí are advising motorists to be on the lookout for fallen trees or debris on the roads, with reports of trees down on the old Shannon Road, on the road between Shannon and Newmarket on Fergus, and on the road between Quin and Kilmurry.
Met Eireann’s Gerry Murphy says the winds will ease throughout the day: