Over 1,600 homes without power in Cavan and Monaghan this morning

Over 1,600 (1631) homes in Cavan and Monaghan remain without power this morning as the clean-up after Storm Callum gets underway.

ESB networks estimates just under 1,400 (1396) homes in Carrickmacross have no power, with a further 235 in Ballyconnell and west Cavan affected.

Motorists are advised to drive with care with reports of a number of fallen trees and other debris in the local region.

Its expected power will be restored to all homes by six o’clock this evening.