Storm force winds associated with Storm Isha have caused significant damage to the electricity network across the country with over 155,000 homes, farms and businesses remaining without power this lunchtime.

At 6.30am this morning, approximately 235,000 customers were without power.

The main areas impacted are predominantly in the Northwest including counties Mayo, Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. 

ESB Networks say resources are now deployed, along with assistance from partner contractors. Crews are currently in the process of assessing damage, making the network safe and repairing electricity supply where safe to do so. 

It expects to restore power to  significant numbers of impacted customers throughout today, Monday. However, due to the severity of Storm Isha, full restoration of electricity supplies will take a number of days, so some customers could be looking at a number of days before their supply is restored.

Siobhan Wynne is a Manger with ESB Networks and Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley asked her if some customers are now looking at days before their supplies are restored….


The real-time status on power restoration is being updated throughout the day and available on and  



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