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A fallen tree at Midleton Community Hospital in Cork as Storm Ellen hit Ireland 
Photo credit: Shay Bollard/Twitter/PA Wire

A fallen tree at Midleton Community Hospital in Cork as Storm Ellen hit Ireland Photo credit: Shay Bollard/Twitter/PA Wire

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Motorists contend with downed trees on the N72 just outside of Fermoy in County Cork following Storm Ellen 
 Photo credit: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Motorists contend with downed trees on the N72 just outside of Fermoy in County Cork following Storm Ellen Photo credit: Damien Storan/PA Wire

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Motorists contend with downed trees on the N72 just outside of Fermoy in County Cork following Storm Ellen overnight 
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Motorists contend with downed trees on the N72 just outside of Fermoy in County Cork following Storm Ellen overnight Photo credit: Damien Storan/PA Wire

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A fallen tree in Cabinteely, County Dublin as Storm Ellen hit Ireland 
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A fallen tree in Cabinteely, County Dublin as Storm Ellen hit Ireland Photo credit: Lawrence Hill/Twitter/PA Wire

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Motorists contend with downed trees on the N72 just outside of Fermoy in County Cork 
 Photo credit: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Motorists contend with downed trees on the N72 just outside of Fermoy in County Cork Photo credit: Damien Storan/PA Wire

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Staycationers try to make the best of their break. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Staycationers try to make the best of their break. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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The strand in Tramore is closed due to the weather. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The strand in Tramore is closed due to the weather. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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The strand in Tramore is closed due to the weather. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The strand in Tramore is closed due to the weather. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Storm Ellen at Tramore Beach, Co Waterford. Photo: Patrick Browne

Storm Ellen at Tramore Beach, Co Waterford. Photo: Patrick Browne

A person is hit by a wave crashing on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co. Cork. A red wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann for the area, and an orange warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford, as Storm Ellen sweeps across the country from Wednesday night (Niall Carson/PA)

A person is hit by a wave crashing on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co. Cork. A red wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann for the area, and an orange warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford, as Storm Ellen sweeps across the country from Wednesday night (Niall Carson/PA)

Damage from Storm Ellen in Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Photo: Jonathan Ryan

Damage from Storm Ellen in Clonmel, Co Tipperary Photo: Jonathan Ryan

Damaged yacht's mast pictured at Cove Sailing Club, Cobh, Whitepoint, Cork following storm Ellen.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Damaged yacht's mast pictured at Cove Sailing Club, Cobh, Whitepoint, Cork following storm Ellen. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Damaged yacht's mast pictured at Cove Sailing Club, Cobh, Whitepoint, Cork following storm Ellen.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Damaged yacht's mast pictured at Cove Sailing Club, Cobh, Whitepoint, Cork following storm Ellen. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fallen trees on the Lee road, Cork following Storm Ellen.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fallen trees on the Lee road, Cork following Storm Ellen. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fallen trees on the Lee road, Cork following Storm Ellen.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fallen trees on the Lee road, Cork following Storm Ellen. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A fallen tree at Midleton Community Hospital in Cork as Storm Ellen hit Ireland Photo credit: Shay Bollard/Twitter/PA Wire

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