Storm Gertrude has hit bringing severe winds and rain to all areas overnight.
Gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour have been battering the country with the North, West worst affected.
There are almost 2 thousand ESB customers without power in Stranorlar, 1714 in Milford, 529 in NewtownCunningham and 93 in Donegal. Power is expected to be restored to most areas by 4.30 later today.
Met Éireann has an organe weather alert in place for Donegal until 9 o clock this morning
But forecaster David Rogers says things should start to improve later today: