16 Oct 2017

Three die as Storm Ophelia hits Ireland

Chief Correspondent

Three people have been killed as the powerful storm Ophelia swept through parts of Ireland and the UK with hurricane-force winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour. Ireland’s Prime Minister described the impact as a “national emergency”, urging people to stay indoors.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning, with a potential risk to life and property, for Northern Ireland, with other warnings covering Wales and south-west Scotland until late tonight.