- As at 8.45pm, approximately 167,000 homes, farms and businesses have had their power restored, post-Storm Isha, today. 68,000 remain without power
- All ESB Networks and contract partner crews are continuing to work into the night to safely restore power to as many customers as possible. However, due to the severity of Storm Isha, many customers will be without power overnight 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 www.PowerCheck.ie and www.ESBNetworks.ie
Issued: Monday, 22 January at 8.45pm
As at 8.45pm, approximately 167,000 homes, farms and businesses have had their power restored following storm force winds associated with Storm Isha which caused significant damage to the electricity network across the country – 68,000 remain without power.
All available ESB Networks resources, along with our partner contractors, will work into the night to safely restore power to as many customers as possible before mobilising again at first light tomorrow morning (Tuesday). However, 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.
The areas where customers will remain without supply overnight are predominantly in the Northwest of the country including counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
Met Éireann status Orange and Yellow level wind warnings associated with Storm Jocelyn tomorrow may hamper restoration efforts in areas already most affected by Storm Isha.
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.
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.