Weather warnings in place across 12 counties

Two weather warnings are in place across 12 counties with strong winds and heavy rain hitting the country.

The status yellow alerts cover parts of the midlands, east and north-west, and are in place throughout the day.

Met Eireann says gusts of up to 100kmph can be expected and there's also a risk that some rivers could burst their banks.

Forecaster Andrew Doran Sherlock says the poor conditions will affect many counties: