Munster and south Leinster set to be worst effected by storm Ophelia

Both warnings come into effect from 9am on Monday morning

A spokesman said: "Due to updated information received from Met Eireann and the National Emergency Coordination Committee on the ongoing adverse weather conditions, Dublin Bus is not in a position to resume services this evening".

They have also advised people to secure any garden furniture, bins and other outdoor equipment before the storm hits.

Speaking on The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk, he said: "Safety is absolutely paramount, people should be getting home or staying at home as much as possible, avoid non-essential journeys".

All local schools will be shut tomorrow (Monday) according to the Department of Education as the status red wind warning due the incoming Hurricane Ophelia has been extended across the country.

"We are facing an extreme weather event in the country tomorrow".

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"This includes all Bus Eireann services, the Expressway network, School Transport Scheme, Eurolines and GoBE services".

Flights from Dublin Airport are operating "as normal" at the moment, but about 130 flights have already been cancelled. Drivers should be aware of debris blown out onto the road, and especially cautious of fallen trees and/or electricity wires.

"We will be providing updates on www.buseireann.ie and on Twitter and Facebook @buseireann and to local, regional and national media - as soon as the position becomes clearer". The Council may be contacted on its "Out of Hours" number 074 917288 until 9am on Tuesday 17th October with the Council Call Centre operational on 074 9153900 from that time.

Cork to Dublin Heuston cancelled, 06.15 Cork to Dublin Heuston will additionally serve Mallow, Charleville and Limerick Junction.

There are no postal deliveries today in Donegal todya with Hurricane Ophelia set to strike.

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