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ESB Networks Update on Storm Eunice: Crews restore power to 73,000 customers

  • As at 1.15pm, approximately 7,000 electricity customers remain without power across the country due to Storm Eunice with the South and Southwest most impacted
  • Crews working towards restoring power to the vast majority of these customers by this evening – some isolated pockets may remain without supply overnight
  • Stay Safe, Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report any damage to network by calling 1800 372 999 
  • Real-time updates and report an outage on 

Issued: Saturday, 19 February 2022, 1.15pm

ESB Networks crews have been working since first light to restore power to all homes, farms and businesses in the wake of Storm Eunice. As at 1.15pm, 73,000 customers have had their power restored since the onset of the storm yesterday, with 7,000 customers remaining without supply.

ESB Networks worked late into the night yesterday doing everything it can to restore power to all remaining customers. ESB Networks also moved crews from less impacted areas of the country yesterday to assist colleagues in the most severely impacted areas to reconnect customers as fast as they safely can.

Due to the severity of the damage to the electricity network in the Southwest region, some customers in South Kerry and West Cork will again be without power overnight and we apologise for the particular difficulty this causes.

Customers without power can check for real-time updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at

It is very important that any impacted customers who use electrically powered medical devices contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary. We apologise for the disruption to family and commercial life these interruptions in electricity supply have caused.

An Important Public Safety Message: If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1800 372 999. Customers should have their MPRN available to access recorded information specific to their location. You can also check @ESBNetworks on Twitter for updates.