Cork City's Turner's Cross Has Been Severely Damaged In Storm Ophelia

Cork City v Derry City is scheduled for Monday at 7.20pm

Over 360,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with another 100,000 outages expected by nightfall, Ireland's Electricity Supply Board said, describing it as an unprecedented event that would effect every part of the country for days.

Two men and a woman were killed in separate incidents in the Republic. Tipperary, was killed in a chainsaw accident while trying to clear a fallen tree in Ballybrado, near Cahir.

Ophelia was the sixth major hurricane of the Atlantic season before it was downgraded to a tropical storm overnight, the Irish weather service said. "Do not be out tomorrow in this storm", Sean Hogan, the chairman of Ireland's National Emergency Coordination Group, told state broadcaster RTE on Sunday.

All schools have been forced to close today whilst other public services have been forced to suspend services for the day in the interest of safety.

Signs of further impacts began to emerge ahead of the Tuesday rush hour as operator Northern said several trees were blocking the line between Halifax and Bradford Interchange.

Cork cuity has been badly hit by the storm with a sizeable section of the roof of Cork City's stadium at Turner's Cross also removed, suffering substantial damage.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Monday afternoon to offer support to affected areas.

"Some services will return as power supply issues are resolved".



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