Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Amber wind warning issued for parts of North Wales

Bus Eireann reacted early to the incoming Hurricane Ophelia over the weekend by implementing their status red policy meaning all school bus services were cancelled today.

"Schools will make their own decisions on whether to open or remain closed, but School Transport Scheme services will not operate in - or into - areas affected by Status Red".

According to the website, at least eight services in Cork have been postponed until tomorrow.

"In the interest of student and staff safety, is has been decided that Cork Institute of Technology will remain closed tomorrow".

Donegal County Council has established Crisis Management arrangements from its Headquarters in Lifford, to manage and monitor the local response to Storm Ophelia based on the most up to date advice from the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management.

An orange level warning is in place for the rest of the country, with the storm expected to bring winds in excess of 130 km per hour as well as coastal flooding.

Clare County Council says it's important to take the red alert warning seriously and is warning locals the high winds could cause real damage.

Chair of the committee Sean Hogan said things were likely to be very serious.

Drivers have been urged to use extreme caution especially along the country's national road and motorway network tomorrow.

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