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Storm Hannah is on her way to visit us, lads, and we've got to be extra cautious tonight. A red weather warning has officially been issued by Met Éireann in Clare from 8pm tonight until 11pm.

An orange warning has been issued for wind in Galway from 7pm until midnight tonight. 

Winds are especially strong along the coast, and the public has been warned to avoid coastal areas completely.

Wind warnings for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick are in place from 4pm today until 1am tomorrow, and warnings for wind in Waterford and Tipperary are issued from 10pm tonight until 2pm tomorrow.

A yellow wind alert has been sent out from 11pm for counties in the south east, north-west and the west of Ireland.

Gardaí are appealing to the public to be aware of the dangers posed by high winds those who are living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas are advised to be extra cautious.

Met Éireann have said that northwesterly winds will reach speeds of over 80 km/h with 'violent gusts' of 130 to 150 km/h for a period this evening. Jaysis.

Road users are cautioned to plan your journeys in advance, and be careful of stopping distances on wet roads.

It's going to be a breezy weekend, lads. Prepare to get your Rihanna out and werk some umbrellas.

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While it may only be February, we're already looking ahead to festival season. 

We we're pretty excited last week when we discovered that an over-21s festival would be launching in Ireland this year, called All Together Now. 

At the time, we had no word on the line up, but it's just in, and we have to say, she's lookin' well. 

Taking to the various stages at Curraghmore House estate are indie folk band Fleet Foxes. 

Joining them will be UK electronic set Underworld, and festival favourite Nu-electro artist Mura Masa. 

The setting for these acts could not be more picturesque, with the Curraghmore estate's 3000 acres of tiered lawns, ancient forests and elaborate water features.

Also performing over the three-day weekend are Roisin Murphy, First Aid Kit, Chaka Khan, Mogwai and Groove Armada. 

All Together Now promises to bring together the realms of  music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, debate, art and workshops in one three-day event across the August Bank Holiday, and manhy more acts are yet to be announced.

Early Bird tickets go on sale next Friday, February 23rd, for €149.50 from Ticketmaster. 

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Gardaí in Co Waterford are investigating a road traffic accident which claimed the life of a cyclist earlier today.

The man, who was in his 40s, died after colliding with a car in the Waterford townland of Kilcop.

Commenting on the fatality, a spokesperson for the Gardai said: "The collision between a car and a cyclist occurred at approximately 7am."

"The cyclist, a man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Waterford."

Diversions have been implemented as the Garda Forensic Collision Investigators carry out an examination of the road.

This the 16th cyclist to die on our country's road so far this year.

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Gardai have launched an investigation following the discovery of a man's body in Co Waterford this afternoon.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was found in a house on Appian Close in Ardkeen at approximately 1.30pm.

The local coroner was notified, and Gardaí at the scene are awaiting the arrival of the State Pathologist.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination and a post mortem will be carried out on the deceased tomorrow.

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One woman has died after the car she was travelling in was struck by a falling tree in Co Waterford this afternoon. 

The news was confirmed by Waterford county council. 

It's been reported that another person was seriously injured in the incident at Aglish in the west of the county.

Motorists are reminded to practice caution while on the roads and to avoid any unnecessary travel. 

  

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RTÉ has confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft has died in Co. Waterford this afternoon.

The man was the only one travelling in the plane before it crashed into trees in a field in the Dungarvan area.

It has been reported that the man took off from Waterford Airport shortly after 4pm.

Gardaí say the man was eldery and not from the local area.

The scene of the crash, which is about 200m from the Dungarvan-Waterford road, has been sealed off for further investigation.

Our thoughts are with his family.

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After 13 years together, James Barry decided to pop the question to childhood sweetheart, Orla Gallagher, and Instagram can barely contain themselves over it.

Enlisting the help of sand artist Sean Corcoran, the City of Waterford Brass Band and photographer Alan Magner, James set the scene for one of the biggest moments in his relationship.

And he nailed it.

On a wet and windy Sunday morning, James took Orla to Stradbally Cove where he revealed an enormous heart drawn in the sand which contained the words 'Orla. will you marry me?'

As Orla was led across the beach, the band began playing Gilbert O'Sullivan's Matrimony as the photographer captured the moment on camera.

"So on a rainy day, in Stradbally, James proposed to Orla and she said "YES" wrote Alan on Instagram.  "It's been weeks in the making."

 "One path created, one sand artist@the_art_hand, one marching band, one rainy day and one couple in love, it's been fun and I'm delighted to have been a part of it."

Commenting on the selection of photos, Alan wrote: "It was so much fun, got absolutely soaked but it was totally worth it!"

Instagram users couldn't get enough of the footage, with one writing: "Every other guy in Waterford will now have to step his game up massively!"

"Awww lucky lady, that's so adorable!" added another.

Ladies, we're officially melting.

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