Storm update - 5:00 pm Saturday 21 October 2017


ESB Networks crews continue restoration work

  • ESB Networks continue to repair the damage caused by ex hurricane Ophelia so that power can be restored to every last family, farm and business
  • ESB Networks crews are joined by crews from electricity utilities in France,  Northern Ireland, England, Wales and  Isle of Man as well as contractors
  • Stay Safe, Stay Clear of overhead lines: Any damage to electricity network should be reported on 1850 372 999

Issued: 5:00pm, Saturday 21 October 2017

ESB Networks continued to restore electricity supply today,  approximately 19,500 customers remain without supply, a number of which are due to Storm Brian. Customers who experience a new service interruption should report it on or call 1850 372 999.

The Met Éireann Status Orange wind warning remains in place and could hamper restoration efforts. ESB Networks is monitoring weather conditions and if they worsen further, crews will be stood down until it is safe to resume repairs again. 

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 1850 372 999.

ESB Networks is acutely aware of the tremendous difficulties and frustrations of communities in areas that remain without power. We sincerely apologise to those affected and we ask the public to reach out to those in their communities that are without supply.

Estimated restoration times are available on the PowerCheck App and on Individual estimated restorations times continue to be available to customers by calling 1850 372 999, hitting option one when prompted. They will then be advised when we expect to restore power to their home or business.  The same service is also available on: For both services, callers will need their 11-digit MPRN to hand – which is on the top left hand corner of every electricity bill.

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A further update will issue at around 12pm Sunday 22nd October 2017.


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