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Blow The Roof Off

This is what the storms have done to Ireland today

Roofs lifted off, building facades torn down and sheds blown away. It’s wild on Shannonside.

Updated 22.46

IRELAND, IN CASE you missed it, is pretty windy right now.

And wet. And miserable. And kind of dangerous.

Cork, Kerry and Limerick have been worst hit, with the Shannonsiders having some spectacular damage.

We’re told that thankfully no one was in this van, which was crushed by trees on the Limerick-Clare border near Meelick.

The photograph was captured by Andrew Carey:

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Here is the moment a roof is ripped from the Limerick Boat Club:

image (Damien Carton/Limerick City Fire and Rescue)

And here is the aftermath, as caught by Shane Larkin.

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On Sarsfield Street, a facade was ripped from a building, scattering bricks along the street.

image(Niall Flynn)

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At Mary Immaculate College, the library and computer room has been closed and some classes have been cancelled after trees fell around the entrance:

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(Gerry Hannan)

And, perhaps most shockingly, Jason Coleman told us “Nature is mightier than my shed.”

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Here’s the aftermath of the storm in Kilkenny, as pictured by Neal Fennelly:

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These cars were damaged by fallen trees in Limerick, Moya Ni Cheallaigh told us:

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The family who own this car said that no one was hurt, but their house was also damaged:

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This is Harold’s Cross in Dublin, as snapped by a reader:

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This fallen tree was snapped in Bray, Co Wicklow by Igors Ribslov:

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And this was the scene at the Apex swimming pool in New Ross:

(Video: TheJournal.ie/Martin Malone/Youtube)

Limerick city and county council has said it is continuing to coordinate the emergency response to hundreds of incidents arising from the weather, in conjunction with the HSE and gardaí.

“We are advising the public to avoid making any unnecessary journeys as the strong winds are expected to continue into the night-time hours,” asaid director of services Paul Crowe. “Motorists are also advised that most roads throughout the City and County are affected by fallen trees and other debris.”

He added that all agencies were stretched but were still operating within capacity.

First published 18:23

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