A split in the camp between the ECM and the other group of models . From what I can make out the ECM on this run is not showing the earlier Low develop until it has passed Ireland Thurs night , not showing any winds of note early Fri morning. This is a big departure from earlier runs so might be an outlier. It shows the secondary low Fri evening bringing strong winds for a time more across the Southern half of the country , fast moving system.
GFS, ARPEGE, ICON , GEM and WRF all showing strong winds late Thurs night / early Fri morning more so in the NW /N but they differ in strength and track and all go on to show strong winds in one shape or form later Fri afternoon/ evening but again difference in track.
For the record ICON showing a fairly strong storm move up along Atlantic coasts early Fri morning, it goes on to track near Northern coasts and move across through N UK / Scotland , brings the strong winds in across the W , NW and Northern counties producing stormy conditions gusting up around 130 km/h and more on coasts. This was roughly the track being shown by the ECM originally too, I wonder will the ECM come back to something similar . This track has similarities with what the other models are showing also . ICON showing the strongest winds but these could tone down a bit.
Met Eireann : Thursday night: Rain becoming widespread on Thursday night, accompanied by increasingly windy or possibly stormy conditions for a time as southwesterly gales develop
Friday: Bright spells and scattered blustery showers for Friday. Some of the showers will be heavy with a risk of hail and thunder, possibly merging to longer spells of rain later in the day. Southwesterly winds will decrease fresh to strong and gusty for a time but again the potential for gales force winds through the latter half of the afternoon and evening, as winds veer northwesterly. Cooler, with afternoon highs ranging 5 to 8 degrees.