Freezing weather is set to continue, with further wintry showers expected over the next few hours. These will largely be confined to the most septentrional areas of the country.
Gusting winds battered coastal areas and further inland last night. Trees were felled in Cork city, for example, and about 3,000 households were left blacked out in Donegal overnight. ESB crews are working to restore power.
Higher ground in Co. Clare saw snow showers yesterday evening and overnight, but these did not cause any major problems.
The outlook is for cold weather to continue until at least the middle of the week, though there will be long bright and sunny periods throughout, with overall daytime temperatures of between 4 and 7 degrees. The north may experience severe cold; the mercury is expected to mark lows of minus four over the next day or two.