Speaking on the Joe Duffy show a farmer has described how she lost 4 in-calf heifers to Storm Ophelia.
She described how 3 Friesian heifers she had raised from calves and an angus heifer were killed during the storm.
The animals were electrocuted during by falling live wires.
Ann Elliot told the program how she had never thought something like this could or would happen. Emotionally upset the woman urged farmers to remain vigilant of power lines over their farmlands.
The incident happened near Derrinturn village in Kildare during storm Ophelia.