By John Smith • 16 October 2017 • 14:16
Just one scene from the Republic as Hurricane Ophelia strikes
IRELAND has been left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia as it slammed into the Republic, with at least three dead, officials say.
A woman in her 50s was killed by a falling tree in Waterford, a man in his 30s died in Tipperary while trying to clear a tree with a chainsaw, and a third person lost their life after a tree fell onto their car near Dundalk.
It is estimated that more than 360,000 homes have been left without power as the hurricane moves towards Ulster.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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