Another tragic death has occurred as ex-Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland.

A man in his 30s has died in Ballybrado, Cahir, Co. Tipperary while clearing a fallen tree.

The man sustained serious injuries with a chainsaw at 12.30pm today, Gardai have confirmed.

The man has since passed away and his body has been removed to Clonmel Hospital.

A statement said: “Gardaí continue to advise all persons to stay indoors and not to venture out. Do not put your life or the lives of the Emergency Services at risk by travelling unless absolutely necessary.

“Please be advised if you require urgent assistance of the emergency services to dial 999.”

Earlier today a woman in Aglish, Waterford sustained fatal injuries when a tree fell on her car. It is now reported that the woman was in her 50s, and was travelling with her mother (70s) who was taken to University Hospital Waterford with non-life threatening injuries.