Northern Ireland

Flooding disrupts parts of NI

Waves in Warrenpoint
Image caption Big waves lashed the seafront at Warrenpoint

High winds and heavy rain have been causing disruption in parts of Northern Ireland, with a number of roads closed because of flooding.

County Down was worst affected, with police issuing warnings to motorists in Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Newry.

In the Republic, hundreds of people were moved from their homes in Limerick, with the River Shannon's banks bursting at several locations.

People were trapped in their homes in a number of housing estates.

Boats were used to rescue several elderly people.

High winds and lightning strikes left thousands of homes without electricity in a number of towns and cities.

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