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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Outage

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Over 1,000 homes and businesses still without power after Storm Agnes
There are currently no weather warnings in place, but showers are expected this afternoon.
Last year
Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow
Irish Water said homes and businesses may have been impacted following an interruption at Vartry Water Treatment Plant.
All time
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.
Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event
The national grid operator said two power stations tripping almost simultaneously is a rare, “one-off” event.
The 'tripping' of the two stations resulted in the loss of 820 megawatts of power to the grid.
This was the equivalent of 20% of the total national demand for electricity at that time.
A spokesperson for EirGrid said the incident was unrelated to ongoing issues around security of electricity supply.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.
Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?
The platforms were down for around six hours yesterday.
‘Faulty configuration change’ to blame for outage, Facebook says
The platform said it was still working to understand more about the outage.
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.
Explainer: Some of the world's best known websites went down today - why?
The Irish Times, Amazon, Gov.UK and other major sites weren’t available earlier today – here’s what happened.
Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues
Many customers were worried they will not be able to watch the Late Late Toy Show, which has just started.
Three network users in several counties report outage
Users reported problems after 3pm today.
If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone
An outage affecting images and other files has been felt since about 1pm.
Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country
Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage
No, it wasn’t just you.
Mobile coverage on Eir back to normal after daytime outage
Customers had taken to social media to complain about the length of eir’s outage today.
Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage
Vodafone has confirmed that there was an issue with the provider’s fixed broadband this morning.
Tesco Mobile says network is back for 'majority of customers'
But it warned that a “small number of customers” might still be blocked from using calls, texts and internet services.
Power down in parts of Dublin city centre
ESB Networks says it is working on the fault.
Virgin apologises to mobile customers who experienced hours-long outage
The company said the issue with calls and texts was due to a fault occurring on a third party network.
Electricity restored to Dublin households affected by ESB power cut
The outage was caused by a fire at one of the network’s sub-stations.
Eircom says services are now stable after nationwide outage
The company said the problem impacted 5% of its daily call volume.
Lizard Squad claim they hacked Facebook. NOT true, says the website
Facebook and Instagram were down for about 40 minutes this morning.
It's not just you - there were problems with Gmail everywhere this morning
15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand
*searches Stack Overflow for the answer*
12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues
Meanwhile service has been restored to thousands of ESB customers who had their power cut after last night’s bad weather.
New York Times website down in 'malicious' attack
The New York Times said it is working to fix the problem which it said was down to an external attack.
In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout
Ten years ago today, an electricity power outage caused chaos in the northern American states and Canada.
And it’s back (mostly): Three mobile phone network back up after outage
Customers are now able to make calls and texts following an outage – but internet services are still intermittent.
Visa Debit cards and ATMs 'back working' after lunchtime outage
Customers at both Permanent TSB and AIB have reported problems.
Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday
Twitter suffered its second outage in five weeks yesterday, with users unable to access the site for a couple of hours. Did it affect you?
Hackers claim credit for Twitter outage
The UGNazi group claims to have brought the site down for about 40 minutes this evening.
Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords
Broadband and telephone services have been knocked out in the Swords area today following a road traffic accident. Eircom are on site trying to resolve the problem.
Amazon cloud computing outage hits Reddit, FourSquare, Quora
Sites struck by outage at Amazon server based in North Virigina.
Google promises to restore lost Gmail data today
Google says 40,000 users – or 0.02 per cent – of its users found their accounts empty after a bug-ridden update.