Third person killed as a result of Storm Ophelia

Three people have now been killed as Storm Ophelia continues to batter the country.

The accidents occurred in Louth, Tipperary and Waterford.

The latest accident happened in Dundalk in Co Louth this afternoon.

A person has been killed after a tree fell on their car in Ravensdale just before three.

Elsewhere in Tipperary, a man in his early 30s was seriously injured by a chain saw as he was trying to clear a fallen tree in Cahir.

He has since passed away from his injuries and his body has been removed to Clonmel Hospital.

While, in Waterford a woman in her 50s was killed when a tree fell on her car close to Aglish village just after half eleven this morning.

A female passenger in her 70s was also hurt – although her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

As the storm continues to batter the country, gardaí are advising people to stay indoors and not to go outside