Crews are still working to reconnect electricity to around 6,000 customers who remain without power following Storm Ophelia last Monday and Storm Brian yesterday.

The ESB has again warned people to stay away from power lines on the ground as they are still live and dangerous.

On Friday, Irish Water said that 2,300 people remained without drinking water, mainly members of small schemes in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, and Wexford.

ESB Networks have advised customers to ask crews who need to carry out repairs inside their homes to show their identification.

The utility said that anyone with concerns should call 1850 372 999.

A flood alert for Bandon in west Cork, issued in the early hours of yesterday morning, has been withdrawn.

Homes and  businesses in the town were given the all clear just after 9am.

In north Cork, flood waters in the River Blackwater were expected to peak this afternoon.

Minor flooding has been reported in both Mallow and Fermoy but bridges over the Blackwater in both towns remain open.