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Ireland's worst storms in 15 years wreak havoc

Published 04/01/2014 | 09:14

Huge waves batter the seafront in Lahinch, Co Clare, yesterday. Press 22
Huge waves batter the seafront in Lahinch, Co Clare, yesterday. Press 22
Flood St, Galway. Photo: Twitter/LynScribbles
Wicklow: Stormy seas
Waves approach the pier at Lahinch. Photo: O'Looneys Bar Lahinch
Flooding in Blackrock, Co Louth. Photo: Paul Smtih
Waves wash over Ventry pier in Kerry yesterday. Photo: Emer Fitzgerald
Blackrock Village in co Louth. Photo: Aidan Stewart
Waves crash in Tramore, co Waterford. Photo: Mary Roche
Wandesford Quay in Cork experiencing flooding. Photo: Darren Hayes
The high tide in Bray
Waves crash in Tramore, co Waterford. Photo: Mary Roche
A man runs from waves crashing onto the East pier in Howth, Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Photo: Twitter/RichardJacob
A flooded Sharman Crawford Street, Cork city after the River Lee broke its banks. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Cork at 06.30 high tide this morning... water level has now fallen. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Ballina, Co. Mayo. Photo: Twitter/Mrcbehan
Flooding in Salthill, Co Galway. Photo:
High tidal flooding along Hanover and Wandesford Quays in Cork city. Photo: Daragh McSweeney
Galway storm batters the coast. Waves throw up severe debris and litter the coast with rocks, iron bars, seaweed and other debris. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne
The scenes of devastation at Lahinch promenade, where massive walls and quarter tonne wall cappings were tossed across the carpark during the storm. Photo: Press 22
Two vans lie in several feet of water in the promenade carpark at Lahinch in Co Clare. Photo: Press 22
Wolf Tone Bridge in Galway. Photo: Twitter/PatMcGrath
Cork High Tide, 6.30am this morning. Photo: Michael Mc Sweeney/Provision
Ballinrobe field under water. Photo: Adrian Dervin, sent in to
The River Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Photo: Edith Gardiner, sent in to
Cork City Fire Brigade pictured on a flooded Wandesford Quay, Cork city. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Jury's Carpark in Galway. Photo: Twitter/R_A_Hartmann
Salthill. Photo: Twitter/SeamusSheridan1
Flooding at Fr Matthew Quay, Cork as the River Lee overflows her banks in Cork City last night. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Cars are smashed together like toys by 135kph gusts in a Salthill car park, Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Businesses in Spanish Arch in Galway city suffered extensive damages due to 135 Kilometre wind and floods. Picture: Hany Marzouk
At high tide in Kinvara Galway the sea came in over the pier and flooded some businesses and homes including Guitarist Stewart Cowell, pictured here. Photo: Andrew Downes.
Salthill car park level with the sea after high tide and floods in Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Gardai from Salthill help the emergency service to clear the damage in Salthill Park, Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
A Life guard station in Salthill, Galway was toppled in 135 kph winds. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Boulders and rubble pile high on the main roadway at Rossbeigh Strand in County Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle
Flooded Car park in Salthill, Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
The River Liffey in Dublin. Photo: Twitter/aleeshajulia
Sea water passes through a wall of sandbags in Clontarf today. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Liffey water has spilled out onto the quays. Wolfe Tone and Victoria quays are now closed. Diversions are in place. Picture: Jane Last
The River Liffey in Dublin, pre-bursting. Photo: Twitter/Irish_Kop
Malahide Estuary. Photo: Twitter/SaraLeighWard
Walkers survey the damage at Clontarf car park at high tide today. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Belmullet. Photo: Twitter/Eileenc43
The sea encroaches on Clontarf village today. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Liffey burst its banks on the south quays in Dublin's docklands today. Credit: Kieran Binchy/Twitter
The Liffey has burst its banks near the Guinness Storehouse and Heuston Station. Traffic is backed up along the quays since the road is impassable. Credit: Jane Last
Traffic is backed up along Dublin's quays this afternoon - the River Liffey burst its banks and flooded the roads on either side of the river. Picture: Jane Last
The Liffey burst its banks this afternoon and Wolfe Tone and Victoria Quays are closed. Picture: Jane Last
The River Liffey in Dublin. Photo: Twitter/Clairemmck
Damage as a result of flooding in counties across Ireland
Wolfe Tone Quay in Dublin. Photo: Collins
Flooded car park overlooking Dublin Bay at Clontarf. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ray Rohan, Simon Booth and Keith Badger, members of Galway Fire Brigade. Photo: Ray Ryan
A man braves the waves in Galway's Western House. Photo: Paul O'Brien
Clontarf car park at high tide. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The River Liffey in Dublin. Photo: Twitter/Omcurry
The docks in Galway. Photo: Twitter/SeamusSheridan1

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