Storm Eleanor has hit the country hard this evening, causing widespread flooding across areas of Limerick, Cork, and Galway.
There are currently three weather warnings in effect; a nationwide Orange Alert, in place until 10pm this evening. A Status Yellow Alert for wind, which will remain in place until 9pm on Wednesday evening, and a Yellow Warning for rain.
Gusts of wind of up to 130km/h are expected in places.
Motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution.
Up to 50,000 homes and business premises remain without power.
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