In the US, a state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana, with a tropical storm expected to hit the area.
Storm Barry is predicted to bring up to 50 centimetres of rain, and a storm surge to New Orleans.
Forecasters say winds will reach hurricane speed by the time it hits the city later today.
In the UK, politicians on all sides are defending the freedom of the press - after police urged editors not to publish any more leaked government documents.
The warning came as senior officers revealed they were launching a criminal investigation into how confidential cables from Britain's ambassador in Washington appeared in a newspaper.
Conservative leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have both criticised the leaker - but insisted journalists have a right to publish "in the public interest".
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn agrees:
“Freedom of the press is vital. There are rules around that and there are considerable protections for journalists who reveal things, and that is the right thing to do.”
Met Eireann has forecast a high risk of pollen over the weekend, with asthma sufferers particularly affected.
Humid conditions at night mean spores which can trigger asthma attacks will be released into the air.
Deirdre Lowe, meteorologist with Met Eireann says people will be affected differently depending on the time of the day:
“It’s going to be high for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and particularly high in the mornings and afternoons, going down in the evening as the sun goes down.”
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Limerick City today for their Pride Parade.
The march kicked off at 2.30 at City Hall.
Celebrations are continuing throughout the evening to close out a week long festival celebrating LGBTQ plus rights.
Chairperson of the festival, Lisa Daly says they need more funding.
"The cost each year keeps rising. Just for us to have flags on the bridges, we're paying over 2000 euros for that alone. How are we we expected to provide those flags and get them up without funding."
Demonstrators and riot police are on the streets of Hong Kong for the latest mass protest against a controversial new extradition law.
Some people are threatening to withdraw their money from the Bank of China today, in protest.