Power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses following severe weather conditions overnight.

However, Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke, Met Éireann's Pat Clarke said there is more bad weather to come.

He said: "We have a yellow warning out for winds today and we've just issued an orange warning for strong winds tomorrow. 

"As the day goes on tomorrow, we're going to get some wet and windy weather developing"

AA Roadwatch is advising of very dangerous conditions nationwide with heavy snow reported in counties Sligo, Laois and Mayo.

Gardaí in the midlands urged motorists to take extreme care on roads in the midlands after heavy snow falls in parts of Laois and Offaly and more tree falls in Longford and Westmeath overnight.

Irish Ferries cancelled all swift sailings on the Jonathan Swift fast-craft from Dublin to Holyhead.

They were also cancelled yesterday and the company is monitoring the situation for tomorrow.

Passengers have been accommodated on the Ulysses, which takes longer but services the same destination.

Meanwhile, Kent train station in Cork city is fully operational after a canopy covering two platforms was blown off in strong winds yesterday.

Three people were injured, but not seriously.

A number of nearby buildings were also damaged and the Lower Glanmire Road remained closed to traffic with a clean-up expected throughout the morning.

In Salthill, Co Galway a part of the promenade was closed to traffic this morning due to flooding.

Yesterday, a 23-year-old woman died after a tree fell on her car in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.