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Dublin: 9°C Monday 17 May 2021

Flooding has collapsed a road in Kinsale

They should have taken the roads in.

THE SEVERE WEATHER in the south has made a road collapse.

A road. Collapsing into the sea.

The flooding was captured outside the Bulman Bar in Kinsale by barman Pearse O’Sullivan.

Pearse says that everyone in the bar “is fine”, but that they’re hopeful the collapsing doesn’t reach the doorway.


“We’ve sandbagged the door and the front of the building.

“If it gets any worse, we can just go out the back door.”


In Cork, streets have already begun flooding, with high tide yet to hit.

The Wandesford Quay and Sharman Crawford Street was flooding at 8pm tonight, as the Garda Traffic Twitter account showed.


The “middle parish” of the city centre has been closed and the Carrigaline to Crosshaven road is impassible.

Restrictions are in place on all public transport and commuters are asked to contact their service providers.


Across the country, power outages are being reported, with Cobh aving over 1,000 homes without power and Kilcock having over 700 affected homes.

Overall, reports say that 19,000 homes are without power.

ESB Networks has restored power to some homes, but said this evening:


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