Flights diverted and ferries cancelled as Storm Agnes makes landfall
Power outages are also being reported across the country.
Two flights from Kerry have had to be diverted to Dublin and multiple ferries have been cancelled as Storm Agnes starts to wreak havoc on the country.
The storm hit Ireland at around 9am on Wednesday, September 27, first making landfall in Cork, before making its way up the country by the afternoon.
Outbreaks of heavy rain and wind are expected throughout the day, with the possibility of flooding in some areas.
Kerry Airport said that two flights had to be diverted to Dublin Airport but said the remainder of today's arrivals and departures are going ahead per their schedule.
An early morning Ryanair flight from Dublin was due in Kerry at 10.05am, however it was diverted back to Dublin. Another flight due into Kerry at 10.10am from Faro in Portugal was also diverted to Dublin.
Multiple ferry services from Rosslare Europort have also been cancelled or delayed due to the weather conditions.
Stena and Irish Ferries services to Wales this evening have been cancelled. A Stenavision sailing to Cherbourg, France has also been delayed until Friday.
Storm Agnes wreaks havoc as heavy rain and winds hit Ireland
There are already reports of property damage due to Storm Agnes this afternoon. Emergency services are dealing with an incident in Youghal, Cork, where a roof was torn off a building.
A tree was also brought down by high winds on a section of the N23 near Kerry Airport, which has disrupted traffic in the area.
ESB are also reported power outages due to the storm in multiple areas across the country, with more expected throughout the day.
— Cork Safety Alerts (@CorkSafetyAlert) September 27, 2023
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