- At 5:15pm, 34,000 customers remain without supply
- ESB Networks crews will work late into the night to restore power to as many customers as possible
- However, due to the severity of damage and sustained high winds throughout the day, some customers will remain without supply overnight
- Stay Safe, Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report any damage to network by calling 1800 372 999
- Estimated restoration times available on www.PowerCheck.ie and www.ESBNetworks.ie
Issued: 5:20pm on Monday, 13th November 2023
ESB Networks crews have been working throughout the day to restore power to homes, farms and businesses following storm force winds associated with Storm Debi which caused considerable damage to the electricity network in parts of the country.
At 5:15pm, 34,000 currently remain without supply, from the peak of 100,000 customers.
All available resources have been deployed and ESB Networks crews will continue to work late into the night to restore power to as many customers as possible. However, due to the severity of the damage to the network in certain parts and sustained high winds throughout the day, some customers will remain without supply overnight.
The main areas in which customers will remain without supply overnight include Athlone, Cavan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Longford, Mullingar and Tuam. It is important that any impacted customers who use electrically powered medical devices contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.
ESB Networks crews will mobilise again at first light tomorrow to restore power to all remaining customers.
We apologise to those impacted for the disruption to family and commercial life this causes.
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.