Nearly 800 homes and businesses in Cavan town are without power as a result of Storm Brendan.
Gusts of more than 80 kilometres per hour are being recorded at Met Eireann’s weather station in Ballyhaise.
Nearly 21,000 homes across the country are affected by power outages caused by the storm – that includes 782 in the Drumalee area of Cavan town.
There’s currently no timeline for when power will be restored there.
The whole country is under a status orange wind warning, with Met Eireann calling it a very powerful and active storm.
The Ballyhaise weather station has recorded 41 kilometer per hour winds, with gusts of 83 kilometeres per hour.
Roaches Point in Cork is being hardest hit, with gusts of more than 120 kilometres per hour.
The winds may damage property and cause trees to fall, while motorists are being advised to watch out for debris, while a trampoline has blown onto the M7 in Limerick just before the Castletroy exit.
Met Eireann’s Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack is urging the public to keep up to date on local conditions.
The storm is forecast to be at its strongest up until 2 o’clock this afternoon, with the warning remaining in place until at least 3pm.
She says gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected in places:
Connacht, Donegal and Kerry will remain under an Orange warning until 9 tonight.
Keith Leonard – head of the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management – has this advice:
Cootehill day care centre closed today due to the weather conditions.