How the faults across Ireland look. Powercheck via ESB Networks

Wild weather knocks out power, leads to ferries being cancelled

Crews have now restored the power that was disturbed by lightning strikes this morning.

Updated 7.03pm

AROUND 4,000 HOMES across the country were without power after a lightning storm damaged electricity lines earlier today.

Crews worked since this morning to fix the problem, which has affected the country from Kerry to Wicklow.

A spokesperson for ESB told that power levels have been restored to normal.

“Some customers are still experiencing outages so we have crew out but the levels are low – back to what a normal day would see,” she said.

There are some faults – affecting some 530 properties – being worked on in Kerry, Cork and the southeast.

Rough seas

Meanwhile, Irish Ferries have cancelled all of their sailings until 9pm tonight due to high winds and rough seas.

They have advised passengers to check the timetables prior to their departure.

Flights at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports are running normally.

First published at 11.07am; Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

Read: Take a coat: Hail and thunderstorms to hit the country today

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