A weather warning is in place for much of the west of Ireland.
Temperatures are expected soar in to the high 20s next week.
The first bank holiday weekend of the summer is turning out very wet, with heavy rain and thundery downpours forecast for most areas.
The cool weather of recent days is forecast to continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The country has been basking in a good deal of Easter sunshine.
Around 3,000 homes are without power this morning after strong winds battered the country overnight.
The cold spell continues this morning with more wintry showers expected in the north and north-west.
More wintry showers are on the way this evening.
There is a snow and ice warning in effect across the country.
Winter’s icy grip is set to hit northern counties over the next few days with 3cm of snow and near freezing temperatures.
A wintry blast is to bring snow showers, hail and ice later this week.
A yellow weather alert for snow and ice remains in place around the country this morning.
Residents of western counties are being warned to be vigilant tonight and tomorrow morning as severe weather hits the coasts.
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Met Éireann has just issued a Status Red weather warning – its highest level.
Temperatures are set to rise across the country today as wintry showers die out.
Dozens of schools in the North have closed because of bad weather.
Motorists are advised to drive with care this morning with five weather warnings in place across the country.
Two wind warnings which were put in place across the country last night have now ended.
Road conditions are expected to remain icy for most of the day in some areas, with temperatures barely rising above freezing.
Motorists are being warned to drive with extreme caution as there is ice on some roads this morning.
Drivers are being warned not to get complacent as a cold weather warning remains in place across the country.
Motorists are advised to drive with care due to icy conditions in parts this morning.
Motorists are being advised to drive with care this morning following heavy rainfall in some parts over night, but Met Éireann has lifted a weather warning which was in place until early today.
A flood alert has been issued for Cork city for later this afternoon.
Forecasters say blustery conditions and showers will continue well into this afternoon.
Higher temperatures are staging a comeback this week, Met Éireann has forecast.
ESB crews are working to restore power to 10,000 homes which are still without electricity following severe lightning strikes last night.
20,000 homes are still without power this morning after lightning blacked out parts of Cork, Wexford and Kilkenny.
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Another heatwave may be on the way, say weather forecasters.
Road-users are being reminded to slow down and drive with care as excess surface water and spot flooding are causing poor driving conditions across the country.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin has said the city was not prepared for the heavy downpours overnight which led to flooding acroos much of the northside this morning.
Gardaí have said two people being held in Ballymun Garda Station in Dublin had to be evacuated this morning due to flooding.
Gardaí are appealing to motorists to be extra careful on the countries roads following heavy rainfall overnight.
Met Éireann have issued an orange weather warning for the next two days.
A yellow weather warning remains in place this morning, as overnight thundery rain in the south pushes northwards this morning.
Valentia Island in Co Kerry recorded its sunniest June in 74 years last month, with 265.0 hours of sunshine breaking the record last set in 1940, according to data from Met Éireann.
Forecaster Met Éireann has said the sunny weather enjoyed by the country over the last week is set to last until at least Tuesday.
At least six people have died in western Germany as heavy rain, hail and high wind battered the region.
A status orange weather alert remains in place across the country.
There's a hint of summer in the air for Ireland today, with temperatures set to hit as high as 20C.
AA Roadwatch has said Healys Bridge in Cloghroe, Cork has reopened after a fallen tree that came down in last night's winds caused its closure earlier.
The AA is warning motorists in Cork that fallen trees have led to road closures this morning.
The spate of winter storms that swept across the country over the last three months has set new records for rain, wind and waves.
A pensioner suffering from pneumonia, an arthritis sufferer and another pensioner who has just buried his son are among the forgotten victims of the recent storm in Limerick.
Met Eireann says an Orange flood warning is in place for the whole country as another Atlantic storm is set to hit Ireland today.
Transport links and power supplies across the country are facing major disruption, because of the hurricane-force winds today.
Met Éireann says it has received reports of a small tornado in Co Roscommon as stormy weather conditions continue to affect the country, leaving thousands without power.
Met Éireann has said that high winds are set to continue for much of the day after the agency issued a red alert - its most serious weather warning - forcCounties Cork and Kerry.
Southern Britain is braced for a “Wild Wednesday” of severe storms and rising water levels, with no prospect of an end to the misery in sight.
Met Éireann issued a series of weather warnings last night, including a "Status Red" wind warning for Cork and Kerry.
An orange weather alert is in place this morning warning of snow and ice in Donegal.
An Orange weather warning remains in place for the entire country this evening.
Limerick City and County Council said today that its outdoor staff and emergency crews are on standby to deal with any flooding incidents.
Met Éireann has issued a national weather alert, warning of very strong winds, driving rain and the possibility of floods.
Clare County Council has issued a flood and storm warning for the entire county in advance of severe weather conditions that are expected during the next few days.
We're all facing a wet and stormy weekend, with the bad weather possibly lasting into next week.
A yellow weather warning remains in place across the country this morning.
The Environment Minister Phil Hogan has said it is expected the cost of the recent storm damage could reach around €65m.