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Live: 'It's not over yet' - Storm Ophelia continues to batter Ireland

The worst may be over for most of the country but danger still lurks out there

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People brave the winds and rain on Howth Pier pictured this afternoon at the height of  Hurricane Ophelia Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

People brave the winds and rain on Howth Pier pictured this afternoon at the height of Hurricane Ophelia Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Walkers in Clontarf  pictured this afternoon  as Hurricane Ophelia hits the country..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Walkers in Clontarf pictured this afternoon as Hurricane Ophelia hits the country..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Storm scenes at Tramore Co. Waterford.
Picture Dylan Vaughan

Storm scenes at Tramore Co. Waterford. Picture Dylan Vaughan

Hurricane Ophelia hitting Fenit in County Kerry. Photo: Mark Condren

Hurricane Ophelia hitting Fenit in County Kerry. Photo: Mark Condren

16/9/17 Gardai, the coastguard and the RNLI helicopter at Blackrock in Co Louth where windsurfers were surfing during storm Ophelia. Picture: Arthur Carron

16/9/17 Gardai, the coastguard and the RNLI helicopter at Blackrock in Co Louth where windsurfers were surfing during storm Ophelia. Picture: Arthur Carron

16/10/2017   Ophelia arriving in Galway. Quick walk on the prom ahead of the Hurricane . Photo:Andrew Downes

16/10/2017 Ophelia arriving in Galway. Quick walk on the prom ahead of the Hurricane . Photo:Andrew Downes

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Storm scenes at Tramore Co. Waterford.
Picture Dylan Vaughan

16-10-17 Storm scenes at Tramore Co. Waterford. Picture Dylan Vaughan

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Hurricane 'Ophelia'.... fallen tree Knocknaheeny, Cork City
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Provision 161017 Hurricane 'Ophelia'.... fallen tree Knocknaheeny, Cork City Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ophelia Storm strikes in Baltimore, West Cork.
Photo. Emma Jervis Photography

Ophelia Storm strikes in Baltimore, West Cork. Photo. Emma Jervis Photography

Hurricane 'Ophelia'.... fallen trees, N25 Cork City
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Hurricane 'Ophelia'.... fallen trees, N25 Cork City Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A tree blocks the road at Killbritain Co Cork. Picture Denis Boyle

A tree blocks the road at Killbritain Co Cork. Picture Denis Boyle

(Photo: Met Eireann)

(Photo: Met Eireann)

A surfer is seen on rough water in the Atlantic in an area where the tide should be out in the County Clare town of Lahinch, Ireland October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A surfer is seen on rough water in the Atlantic in an area where the tide should be out in the County Clare town of Lahinch, Ireland October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Pictured getting ready for hurricane Ophelia at Courtmacsherry Bay West Cork was Martin Galvin and his son Adam. Their seaside home at Lobster Cottage sits in Courtmacsherry Bay with County Cork expected to be among the worst effected counties. Picture Denis Boyle

Pictured getting ready for hurricane Ophelia at Courtmacsherry Bay West Cork was Martin Galvin and his son Adam. Their seaside home at Lobster Cottage sits in Courtmacsherry Bay with County Cork expected to be among the worst effected counties. Picture Denis Boyle

Angus Bourke from Castlebar, Co. Mayo a member of Mayo Sailing Club preparaing his boat at Rosmoney, Westport, Co. Mayo before Storm Ophelia. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

Angus Bourke from Castlebar, Co. Mayo a member of Mayo Sailing Club preparaing his boat at Rosmoney, Westport, Co. Mayo before Storm Ophelia. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack at the  National Emergency Coordination Centre today. Photo: Mark Condren

Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack at the National Emergency Coordination Centre today. Photo: Mark Condren

Firefighters attend an incident at a house outside Tralee. Photo: Mark Condren

Firefighters attend an incident at a house outside Tralee. Photo: Mark Condren

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People brave the winds and rain on Howth Pier pictured this afternoon at the height of Hurricane Ophelia Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

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