8,000  homes and businesses are still without power this morning in the aftermath of Storm Barra.

The majority of those affected are along Atlantic coastal counties and in the south-east, with ESB crews working into the night to restore power.

The largest outages in this region are Belmullet with over 400 premises cut from supply and also 140 people in the Killala hinterland.

Both of these are expected to be restored by 6pm this evening, according to the ESB powercheck app, with other faults projected to be restored between 12 noon and 9pm.

A number of boil water notices are also in place in parts of the west due to treatment issues caused by the storm.

Meanwhile, many schools are reopening today following storm enforced closures.

Spokesperson for ESB Networks, Siobhan Wynne, says its crews will be mobilised again this morning.

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