Thousands of homes and businesses have been left without power after Storm Kathleen made landfall in Ireland on Saturday morning. 

Outages were predominately reported in the south and west of the country, with 2,600 customers left without power in Westport, County Mayo.

Around 1,500 people were left without power in Mallow, County Cork, while a further 1,000 customers were left without power in Sligo. Roughly 900 customers in East Galway were also impacted by the storm. 

More than a dozen flights were canceled at Dublin Airport to and from London, Paris, Amsterdam, the US, and other regional UK destinations. 

Flights to and from Ireland West Airport in Knock are operational, but a Ryanair flight from the East Midlands was diverted to Dublin on Saturday morning, with passengers transported to Knock by bus. 

Ferries to the Aran Islands have been canceled on Saturday, while the Doolin Ferry Company has suspended operations until Monday. 

Met Éireann has advised people to avoid coastal regions during the storm and has additionally encouraged drivers to proceed with caution. 

Gardaí are warning of fallen trees and communication polls in Munster, while Met Éireann has additionally warned of coastal flooding risks. 

The meteorological service has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Cork, Kerry, and Waterford until 2 p.m., while a separate Orange wind warning remains in place in Galway and Mayo until 6 p.m. 

A Status Yellow wind warning for the entire country will remain in place until 8 p.m. on Saturday. 

Met Éireann has also issued fresh Status Yellow warnings for five counties through to Sunday. 

A Status Yellow warning will remain in place in Donegal, Mayo, and West Galway from 8 p.m. on Saturday until 4 p.m. on Sunday, while another warning is in place for Waterford and Wexford between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Sunday.