Flights were temporarily suspended at Dublin Airport, and around 800 ESB customers were without power for a time due to gale force winds and gusty conditions.

A small number of flights did manage to land at the airport.

Passengers are advised to check with their airlines before travelling to the airport.

Meanwhile a status orange wind warning was put in place in Donegal where around 800 ESB customers in Falcarragh were left without power for a time.

ESB tweeted at around 11.30pm to say customers in the Malin Head area are best advised to charge their phones as "we are not out of the woods yet."

Forecasters at Met Éireann predicted southwesterly gale force 8 to storm force 10 winds on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea will continue to abate tonight.

Southwest gales or strong gales will develop again tomorrow afternoon on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

In Donegal southwest winds are expected to reach speeds of 50 to 75km with gusts of 90 to 120 km per hour. Very high waves are also expected with risk of coastal flooding.

A status yellow wind warning is in place for Munster, Connacht, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan.

Forecasters at Met Éireann predict southwest to west winds with mean speeds of 50-65 km per hour with gusts ranging from 90 to 110 km per hour.