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Storm Debi: ESB Networks crews restoring power to customers where safe to do

  • Stay Safe, Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report any damage to network by calling 1800 372 999
  • Approximately 80,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power.  
  •  Estimated restoration times available on and
  •  ESB Networks crews are now deployed and working to restore the majority of impacted customers over the course of today. Some customers will remain without supply tonight

Issued: 10:35 am, Monday 13 November 2023

Storm force winds associated with Storm Debi has caused considerable damage to the electricity network overnight, predominantly in the West, Midwest, Midlands and Northeast. The damage is mainly attributable to lightning and fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds.

As of 10:30 am, 80,000 homes, farms and businesses are without power. Most impacted counties include Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Louth. At 7:45 am this morning, approximately 100,000 customers were without electricity.  

All available resources are now deployed as Storm Debi clears the country and ESB Networks crews are currently in the process of assessing damage, making the network safe and repairing electricity supply where safe to do so.

Crews expect to restore power to the majority of impacted customers through today Monday. However, due to the scale of the damage to the electricity network, some customers in localised areas will remain without supply overnight.

Real-time updates on power restoration times are available on and

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.