A number of weather warnings are in place as the country suffers a battering from Storm Atiyah.
Heavy rainfall began last night in Donegal and there is a status orange wind warning from 1pm for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management (NDFEM) are monitoring Storm Atiyah as it moves towards Ireland.
A man has been killed in a crash in Co Kildare.
He was struck by a car on the M9 close to the M7 merge just before 10.00pm on Saturday night.
The road is closed to allow for a technical examination to take place.
Sinn Féin says 'a deal can be achieved' when talks to re-establish the North's political institutions resume later this month.
Party leader Mary Lou McDonald says the 'heavy lifting' has already been done.
She says the executive and assembly could be up and running by Christmas or early in the new year.
Gardaí are again appealing for information over the disappearance of Trevor Deely in Dublin.
The Kildare man went missing after going to his work Christmas party 19 years ago.
He left Buck Whaley's on Leeson Street between 2:30am and 3:25am - 10 minutes later he called to his place of work at Bank of Ireland on Fitzwilliam Place.
CCTV footage of the back entrance of the building at 3:35am shows an unknown man who has never been identified talking to Trevor at the back gate of Bank of Ireland Asset Management.
At least 43 people have died in India's capital New Delhi after a fire swept through a factory where workers were sleeping, police have said.
Another 16 people were being treated for burns or smoke inhalation and more than 50 people have been moved to safety.
The blaze broke out around 5.30am on Sunday in the six-storey building which is in a busy residential area.