Wind and rain warning in place for the West

Communities along the west and south coasts are preparing for another potentially damaging storm.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning from midnight, as Storm Brian approaches.

Ahead of that, a Status Yellow Rainfall warning is coming into force this morning in all Atlantic coastal counties from Donegal to Waterford.

There was a number of areas flooded already yesterday evening with local flooding reported and motorists are urged to take care on the roads.

Storm Brian’s arrival comes as 50 thousand customers remain without power due to Storm Ophelia.

Climate Action Minister Denis Naughten has been paying tribute to the work of ESB crews: