Videos and pictures from across Ireland have shown the impact of Storm Barra, as strong winds continue to hit parts of the country.
Gusts in excess of 130 km per hour have been recorded in the southwest, but many parts of the country have seen severe weather conditions since early this morning.
Weather warnings remain in place nationwide, including status red wind warnings for Clare, Cork and Kerry.
Footage captured at Fastnet Lighthouse off the coast of Cork shows extremely high waves and strong winds:
Back inland, fallen trees and other debris have been blocking roads in some of the worst-hit counties.
Unsecured garden trampolines are often considered a particular hazard during storms, and there have been reports today of trampolines being blown out of gardens (including one incident in Kilkenny).
As storm Barra continues to affect the country we would ask the public to ensure that all Garden / Patio furniture and trampolines are secured. These objects, if unsecured can cause serious risk to the public and traffic.#StormBarra #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/tvsLJ7WtYu
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) December 7, 2021
Irish Rail was forced to suspend train services in Waterford after significant flooding on the tracks. Services have since resumed.
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) December 7, 2021
Meanwhile, there was traffic disruption on the M8 after a truck overturned on the motorway near Fermoy.
As well as the strong winds, the storm has also brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of the country.
Parts of Donegal also saw blankets of snow this morning:
Snow lying on the roads in Barnesmore Gap and on the N56 between Ardara & Killybegs. Travel with care this morning. Keep an eye on #Donegal road conditions here https://t.co/WRr29XIhH1 @donegalcouncil @aaroadwatch @GardaTraffic @MapAlerter #stormbarra pic.twitter.com/eVy2CmGVyT
— DonegalMaps (@DonegalMaps) December 7, 2021
There had been fears Cork and some other areas faced the risk of significant flooding as a result of the storm.
However, Cork City Council says high tide passed this morning without significant damage to property, despite some flooding on the streets.
A red warning remains in place for the county until 9pm tonight, with authorities urging locals to exercise "extreme caution".
🌊This morn #Flood water reached streets like Pembroke St & Phoenix St but did not impact on properties & did not enter Oliver Plunkett St
🚗Traffic on Lavitts Quay was reduced to one lane before high tide
🚧Wandesford Quay was also closed off to traffic #StormBarra #CorkFloods pic.twitter.com/3YetCU1X6L
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) December 7, 2021