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ESB Networks Storm Isha Update

  • As at 5.35pm, approximately 93,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power 
  • All ESB Networks and contract partner crews are continuing to work to safely restore power to as many customers as possible. However, due to the severity of Storm Isha, we expect to have many customers without power tonight while some customers will be without power for a number of days      
  • Stay Safe, Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report any damage to the network by calling 1800 372 999  
  • The simplest and most direct way for customers to get updates on estimated restoration times is via and   

Issued: Monday, 22 January at 5.35pm

As at 5.35pm, approximately 93,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power as a result of storm force winds associated with Storm Isha which caused significant damage to the electricity network across the country – this is down from this morning’s peak when approximately 235,000 customers were without power. 

The areas which remain most impacted are predominantly in the Northwest including counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim and Cavan. All available ESB Networks resources, along with our partner contractors, will be working into this evening and tonight to safely restore power to as many customers as possible. Met Éireann status Orange and Yellow level wind warnings associated with Storm Jocelyn tomorrow (Tuesday) may hamper restoration efforts in areas already most affected by Storm Isha.

We have restored power to significant numbers of impacted customers throughout today. Due to the scale of the damage to the electricity network, many customers will remain without power tonight while some customers will be without power for a number of days. 

It is 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 this causes, and thank customers across the country, especially those who will be without power overnight, for their patience as our crews work to safely restore power.

The real-time status on power restoration is being updated throughout the day and 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 may be LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1800 372 999.