Met Éireann has confirmed that Ophelia is the most powerful hurricane to have ever been this far east in the Atlantic on record.
Ireland is preparing for disaster as many third level institutions have decided to close on Monday and Laois County Council issued advice ahead of the hurricane.
The Leinster Express will keep you up to date with all #Ophelia news as it comes in including information on the closure of any schools or weather updates.
In the meantime, as we search for news updates, Twitter is on fire with all kinds of tweets about Ophelia. Here are some of the best ones both funny and serious.