Storm Gareth landed with a bang last night in the west leaving downed trees and homes without power.
Gustsof up to 120 km/h we're felt last nig itht in Malin Head in Donegal as the west was battered by severe winds.
ESB Networks said that a number of power cuts have been reported in the northwest and they will have crews out early this morning to restore power.
There are trees down in Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim but no major incidents have been reported.
A Status Yellow warning for the country remains effectuntil 12pm today with gusts of up to 110km/h possible.
.....afternoon and just patchy rain or drizzle further south. Top temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees.
— Met ireann (@MetEireann) March 13, 2019
Forecaster Siobhn Ryan told Independent.ie that the "best advice" last night was to "stay at home", as Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo were issued eithwa Status Orange wind warning.
Met Eireann also warned commuters not to be complacent this morning and urged people to be prepared for the remnants of the storm.
AA Roadwatch warned drivers to be vigilant during their journeys to work and school this morning.
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 13, 2019
Ms Ryan said: "The north west and coastal counties, particularly in those regions, are worst affected by Storm Gareth.
"The main feature is its sustained winds, increasing in speed and force since midday.
"It won't be until [Wednesday] morning that it will ease down.
"It will stay blustery throughout the day, though the worst of the weather will be over.
"There's an Orange level in the north and north west and Donegal is getting hit the worst.
"It's particularly windy up there, it's hitting the high end of an orange warning.
"The threshold is being reached in Donegal."
Met Eireann said the orange warning would last until 9am today and it was likely to be graded down into a yellow warning until midday.