Fallen trees and flooding reported across Donegal

There are further reports of spot flooding and fallen trees across Donegal this morning following over night winds which gusted over 100km/h in places accompanied by heavy rain.

Gardai are advising motorists to exercise caution on the roads.

The ESB's continuing its efforts to reconnect customers electricity supply today.

250 households or businesses are without power as a result of the high winds that have battered the country for several days now.

The remaining faults are centred on Counties Cork, Donegal, Wexford, Dublin, Galway and Cavan - but the company's confident the problems will be resolved shortly.

Eircom is still working to repair some 6-thousand faults, reported by customers after severe weather earlier this week.

The company says 1-thousand-500 faults were cleared yesterday.

Extra staff members have been redeployed to tackle the worst affected areas - in Donegal, Sligo, Galway and Mayo.