Evening top 5: Three die as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland; schools stay shut Tuesday

The top stories this Monday evening

Three people die as Storm Ophelia moves across the country

Three people have been killed in separate incidents as Storm Ophelia made its way across the country.

A man was killed after a tree fell on their car in Ravensdale just before 3.00pm.

While separately, gardaí say a man died in Tipperary after being seriously injured with a chain saw.

Meanwhile gardaí say a woman died in Waterford after her car was struck by a tree.

Thousands of ESB customers currently without power

Thousands of customers are experiencing power outages and disruption to services due Storm Ophelia.

According to the ESB, approximately 330,000 electricity customers remain without power across the country.

While telecom provider eir estimates there are over 11,000 customers without broadband, telephone and mobile services.

Transport companies outline plans for Tuesday services

Several transport companies are updating customers in the wake of Storm Ophelia.

Dublin Bus says services will not resume until Tuesday morning.

Bus Éireann says it will resume all services, apart from the School Transport Scheme, on Tuesday - but some disruption is expected.

While the Luas operator says there will be no Red or Green Line services on Tuesday morning.

The situation will be reviewed at midday.

Irish Rail say it expects services to resume on Tuesday, subject to line inspections.

Britain 'ready to provide any support' to Ireland, PM says

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country is ready to provide any support to Ireland if requested.

Mrs May spoke with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar by phone on Monday afternoon.

On Storm Ophelia, she expressed her sympathies for the loss of life - and said the UK Government stood ready to provide support.

Irish comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Irish comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, a representative has confirmed.

The comic, who rose to fame with the sitcom Sean's Show in the 1990s, was reported to have died in hospital on Monday.

He was an original panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks alongside Mark Lamarr and Phill Jupitus.