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What's the severe 'red alert' weather like where you are?

See what’s happening around the country here.

Updated: 21.30

DAMAGE AND FLOODING caused severe weather conditions have been reported around the country.

Met Éireann has issued a “status red” alert, with damaging gusts of between 120 to 150km/h expected in some parts of the country.

Here are updates from around the country on what’s happening.

Some 14,000 households are currently without power around the country, mainly in the midlands, west and south west of the country, following extensive storm damage to the electricity network.

How are things in your area? Send your pictures and any information you have such as road closures or power outages to


Cork’s Kent Railway station has partially reopened following the collapse of canopies covering two platforms earlier. Lower Glanmire Road outside the station is also closed. Other roof collapses have been reported in the city.


There is also a tree down across the Marina Road near Blackrock.


(Image Credit: Jamie Gos)


Emergency services were called to the scene at Mgaowna where fallen trees and flooding had combined to make roads impassible.


(Pic: Clare County Fire & Rescue Service/Facebook)


Heavy winds have knocked down trees on some roads, including Killinarden Road in Tallaght, Mount Drummond Square in Harold’s Cross, St Assam’s Drive in Raheny and St Brendan’s Drive in Coolock. (Via @aaroadwatch/Twitter)

ESB lines fell on the Malahide Road at Balgriffin leading to delays in the area.

Clanbrassil Street in the city centre was  heavily flooded but this has mainly receded now.

Belgard Road is flooded near Newlands Cross, causing some delays. (via LiveDrive)

Traffic has been slow on the N11 at the Stillorgan Road due to a mixture of flooding and traffic lights not working, but this has now been fixed and traffic has been better. (@aaroadwatch/Twitter)

Rail services are also delayed and crowded. These pictures from Paul Redmond from earlier:



The Salthill promenade has been closed from Grattan Road to Blackrock until further notice due to the level of water.

Engineering building at NUI Galway has a lovely new lake outside it. This has now drained off and the road is passable again. (via Dominick Barrett)

imageHere’s how Salthill Prom looks. (via Cathal Collins)


There’s flooding also at Spanish Arch (via Lyndsay Hughes).



Sarsfield Street in Kilmallock is closed due to structural damage, Gardaí say.

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Mayo is one of the worst affected areas of power outages, with more than 1,400 affected in Westport alone.

Here’s a shot from earlier as the storm reached the north west. (via @TheGlutton)



Many are without power near Thurles.


This shot shows the sign outside DID Electric in Ardkeen, Waterford City at around 5.45pm today:

image(Pic: reader)


A 23-year-old woman was killed after a tree fell on her car near Mullingar.

Many are without power near Athlone.


@thekatg tells us there are power cuts in Shillelagh.

Severe flooding on the N11 at Kilcroney/Glen of the Downs. (Via @aaroadwatch)

imageMap shows the location of major ESB power outages around the country as of 9.50pm. (Map via ESB)

Additional reporting by Christine Bohan

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