Ophelia Update:

Third person dies as storm Ophelia moves north

Declan Magee

Reporter:

Declan Magee

Irish Water warns of possible service disruption in Offaly amid Hurricane Ophelia

Irish Water warns of possible service disruption in Offaly amid Hurricane Ophelia

A third person has died as a result of storm Ophelia.

A man is understood to have died when a car was struck by a tree at around 2.45 pm at  Ravensdale, Dundalk, gardaí have said.

Gardaí said a recovery operation is currently underway.

Earlier a man in his early thirties died in the course of clearing a fallen tree in Cahir, Co Tipperary at around 12.30.

The man was seriously injured with a chainsaw.

A woman in her fifties died when the car she was travelling in was struck a falling tree at Aglish , West Waterford. A woman in her seventies was left non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí are advising all persons to stay indoors and not to venture out.