Thousands left without power after storms

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Thousands of homes were left without power in the Irish midlands after thunder and lightning storms shattered a period of fine weather.
Around 6,000 properties were impacted.

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Trim in Co Meath and Tuam in Co Galway were among the places worst affected.
ESB said it was working to restore supplies.
“A lot of #lightning damage in the North West and Midlands,” the network operator tweeted.
Met Eireann issued an orange weather warning, forecasting very heavy and thundery downpours, with a risk of localised flooding, in the midlands and north west.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in Northern Ireland.