Weather warnings remain in place until later tonight

Weather warnings are in place across the country today as Storm Brian passes over Ireland.

Strong winds and heavy rain are expected along western and southern coastal countries, while the rest of the country is also set to experience strong wind & gusts.

Met Éireann's warnings include a status orange wind warning for the coasts of Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford.

This morning, Limerick City Council has reported some flooding in parts of the city:

Rail services, meanwhile, are facing some disruption as speed restrictions are in place as a result of the weather warnings.

The weather conditions are also expected to cause some disruption to the efforts to restore power to those still without electricity after Storm Ophelia.

As of last night, 29,000 were still off the grid - although the National Emergency Coordination Group warned that number is likely to rise as ESB Networks' crews are stood down due to Storm Brian.

However, the group is also advising that this storm does not present exceptional public safety issues like Ophelia did on Monday.

Chairperson Sean Hogan says this is the kind of winter storm we're more familiar with: