Heavy rainfall throughout the day has led to flooding in a number of counties this evening.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning remains in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford until midnight tonight.
Rain will continue to be persistent and heavy in parts of Leinster and east Munster this evening. The rain will tend to more intermittent elsewhere. There is an ongoing risk of localised flooding. Strong and gusty southeasterly winds will continue to ease from the southwest. pic.twitter.com/i3x5Z3jReC— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 14, 2018
In Co Wicklow a number of houses have been flooded in the Rathdrum and Kilmacanogue areas.
There is a lot of localised flooding in the Roundwood area.
The road between Kilmacanogue and Roundwood is barely passable in places with water flowing freely across the road in two locations.
In Co Kilkenny there is significant flooding in the town of Freshford where a number of homes have been flooded.
Fire brigade crews have been assisting householders and Kilkenny County Council has appealed to motorists to avoid the area.
A mother and baby were marooned in their car when it stalled in flood waters in Freshford.
A towing service was called and the two were rescued by towing the car clear of the water.
Kilkenny County Council also issued a flood alert warning for the Graigenamanagh, Thomastown and Inistioge areas.
Water levels are said to be high but no flooding has so far been reported.
AA Roadwatch is reporting several problem areas for road users with Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow among the worst affected.
⚠☔Flooding and excess surface water causing problems for road users this evening. Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow some of the worst affect counties. More information here: https://t.co/PSzIBsvOzE pic.twitter.com/y7eDAIzh48— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 14, 2018
In Dublin, the River Dodder has burst its banks at Orwell Road, Rathgar.
A spokesperson for Dublin City Council said flood gates on the river were closed this evening and no properties have been flooded.
Local authority staff, Dublin Fire Brigade and gardai are attending the scene and a section of the road is closed.
Flooding reported in places including parts of Wicklow, Kilkenny, Cork & along the Dodder in Dublin pic.twitter.com/AFt5OrFlDO— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 14, 2018
In Co Cork, Park Road in Mallow, part of the N72 route, is closed due to flooding and there is some excess water in Portlaw, Co Waterford.
(Video courtesy Ted Barrett)