Around 500 homes and businesses are still without power following high winds and heavy rain last night.

ESB expects full power to be restored to all customers by this evening.

Timber and repair crews are currently working on faults, as a number of power lines are on the ground because of fallen trees.

The areas still without power include Tralee, Wexford, Arklow and other parts of Co Wicklow.

The high winds and heavy rainfall have also made driving conditions dangerous in many parts of the country.

AA Roadwatch warned road users to be prepared for spot flooding, fallen trees and debris.

In Dublin, Dart services from Connolly Station to Malahide and Howth were suspended for a time due to damaged overhead lines at Raheny and Kilbarrack.

The Drogheda commuter service was also affected.

Irish Ferries cancelled its two morning sailings of the Jonathan Swift.

While the wind and rain alerts by Met Éireann have expired, heavy showers are forecast for today.

Meanwhile, severe storms that swept across parts of Northern Ireland overnight left around 6,500 electricity customers there without power.

Network operator Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) said engineers restored power to around 5,000 customers and were working with those still without supply.

NIE said gusts of 110km/h, accompanied by heavy rain, damaged the electricity network in counties Down and Antrim, breaking branches and bringing down poles and lines.

The operator said local incident centres were open in the worst-affected areas.

NIE communications manager Julia Carson said: "We were in regular contact with the Met Office over the weekend and had mobilised NIE emergency crews, engineers and call handlers in preparation for any damage the severe weather may cause.

"Overnight we have restored supplies to around 5,000 customers and we will continue to restore customers as safely and quickly as possible."