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A nationwide Status Orange thunderstorm warning for Ireland is in place until 10am but continues until 4pm for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Munster.
Thousands are without power across the country after thunderstorms caused outages, with Limerick, Longford, Cavan, Wexford, Kilkenny and Galway the worst impacted. ESB Network expects power to be restored by 2:30pm this afternoon.
Two men have been charged with violent disorder and assault following the death of Paul Connolly in Athlone on a stag party on Saturday.
The Irish Times
The new Garda uniform will come into operation today, with over 13,000 gardaí wearing polo shirts, two-tone soft shell and waterproof jackets and operational trousers.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will affect many areas this morning, becoming mainly confined to southern and eastern parts by afternoon, and becoming intense with the continued risk of flooding. Fresher and drier further north with just isolated showers and intermittent sunny spells. Highest temperatures will return closer to average, ranging from 15 to 17 degrees in the north and west, and between 18 and 23 degrees elsewhere. Light to moderate northerly winds will increase fresh to strong along Atlantic coasts.