Third person dies as Ophelia makes its way across the country

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A third person has died as a result of today's extreme weather conditions.

According to emerging reports, a man has been killed in Co Louth after the car he was travelling in was struck by a falling tree.

It is understood that the incident occurred at approximately 2.45pm in Ravensdale, near Dundalk.

The news comes following the death of a woman in Co Waterford and a man in Co Tipperary earlier today.

Authorities are urging the public to exercise extreme caution today, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reminding the nation that danger will still exist even after the storm passes.

 

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