Action rather than another answer is what’s needed from the ESB now over why the electricity supply to Erris is so often disrupted. That’s the strong view of Erris based councillor Gerrry Coyle.

Last night, householders and businesses across the Erris region were without electricity for over four hours. However, according to councillor Coyle this is a regular occurrence – winter and summer – the lights are off, and he insists that the problem needs to be immediately addressed.

He is calling on the ESB to provide a normal electricity supply service to the region.

The Fine Gael councillor has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about the ongoing problem…

Midwest News has contacted the ESB for a response and in a short statement the ESB say:

We are aware of recent performance issues of our network in the Belmullet area including a major fault last night (March 6) which impacted more than 5,000 customers. As part of our continuity improvement programme for 2023, we are currently upgrading the network in the area which will take a period of time considering the rural geographic area. We wish to acknowledge the obvious inconvenience to customers in the area and reassure them of our commitment to improve continuity of electricity supply in the area.


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