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#Outage

# outage - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow
# Interruption
# Interruption

Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow

Mar 24th 2022, 8:22 PM 19,577 Views 21 Comments

Irish Water said homes and businesses may have been impacted following an interruption at Vartry Water Treatment Plant.

# outage - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 9:03 PM 117,319 Views 69 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

# outage - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event
# Power Trip
# Power Trip

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event

Nov 24th 2021, 4:12 PM 93,276 Views 47 Comments
  • 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.

# outage - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says

Oct 6th 2021, 2:34 PM 10,426 Views 15 Comments

The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.

# outage - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down yesterday?

Oct 5th 2021, 12:33 PM 37,302 Views 25 Comments

The platforms were down for around six hours yesterday.

‘Faulty configuration change’ to blame for outage, Facebook says
# Restored
# Restored

‘Faulty configuration change’ to blame for outage, Facebook says

Oct 5th 2021, 6:41 AM 29,297 Views 32 Comments

The platform said it was still working to understand more about the outage.

# outage - Monday 4 October, 2021

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
# Social Media
# Social Media

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 10:47 PM 219,452 Views 80 Comments

Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.

# outage - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Explainer: Some of the world's best known websites went down today - why?
# Off And Back On
# Off And Back On

Explainer: Some of the world's best known websites went down today - why?

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 16,942 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Times, Amazon, Gov.UK and other major sites weren’t available earlier today – here’s what happened.

# outage - Friday 27 November, 2020

Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues
# Outage
# Outage

Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues

Nov 27th 2020, 9:34 PM 45,668 Views 41 Comments

Many customers were worried they will not be able to watch the Late Late Toy Show, which has just started.

# outage - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Three network users in several counties report outage
# Hello Can You Hear Me
# Hello Can You Hear Me

Three network users in several counties report outage

Sep 27th 2020, 5:00 PM 60,489 Views 51 Comments

Users reported problems after 3pm today.

# outage - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone
# Outage
# Outage

If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone

Jul 3rd 2019, 10:39 PM 76,813 Views 29 Comments

An outage affecting images and other files has been felt since about 1pm.

# outage - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country
# Outage
# Outage

Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 6:31 PM 39,047 Views 73 Comments

Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.

# outage - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage
# Down
# Down

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage

Apr 14th 2019, 3:07 PM 19,075 Views 26 Comments

No, it wasn’t just you.

# outage - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Mobile coverage on Eir back to normal after daytime outage
# No Calls Go
# No Calls Go

Mobile coverage on Eir back to normal after daytime outage

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 8:18 PM 33,076 Views 44 Comments

Customers had taken to social media to complain about the length of eir’s outage today.

# outage - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage
# Outage
# Outage

Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage

Jul 1st 2018, 2:07 PM 27,837 Views 49 Comments

Vodafone has confirmed that there was an issue with the provider’s fixed broadband this morning.

# outage - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Tesco Mobile says network is back for 'majority of customers'
# No Signal
# No Signal

Tesco Mobile says network is back for 'majority of customers'

Nov 28th 2017, 10:50 PM 59,861 Views 101 Comments

But it warned that a “small number of customers” might still be blocked from using calls, texts and internet services.

# outage - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Power down in parts of Dublin city centre
# Outage
# Outage

Power down in parts of Dublin city centre

Mar 7th 2017, 12:56 PM 17,691 Views 3 Comments

ESB Networks says it is working on the fault.

# outage - Friday 1 July, 2016

Virgin apologises to mobile customers who experienced hours-long outage
# Sorry
# Sorry

Virgin apologises to mobile customers who experienced hours-long outage

Jul 1st 2016, 1:15 PM 9,136 Views 26 Comments

The company said the issue with calls and texts was due to a fault occurring on a third party network.

# outage - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Electricity restored to Dublin households affected by ESB power cut
# Let There Be Light
# Let There Be Light

Electricity restored to Dublin households affected by ESB power cut

Sep 12th 2015, 10:17 AM 9,316 Views 16 Comments

The outage was caused by a fire at one of the network’s sub-stations.

# outage - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Eircom says services are now stable after nationwide outage
# Meltdown
# Meltdown

Eircom says services are now stable after nationwide outage

Sep 2nd 2015, 5:30 PM 47,492 Views 65 Comments

The company said the problem impacted 5% of its daily call volume.

# outage - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Lizard Squad claim they hacked Facebook. NOT true, says the website
# Facebook Down
# Facebook Down

Lizard Squad claim they hacked Facebook. NOT true, says the website

Jan 27th 2015, 10:25 AM 17,658 Views 36 Comments

Facebook and Instagram were down for about 40 minutes this morning.

# outage - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

It's not just you - there were problems with Gmail everywhere this morning
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

It's not just you - there were problems with Gmail everywhere this morning

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:24 AM 9,720 Views 10 Comments

DON’T. PANIC.

# outage - Monday 21 July, 2014

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand
# We're Hiring
# We're Hiring

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand

Jul 21st 2014, 3:18 PM 37,422 Views 58 Comments

*searches Stack Overflow for the answer*

# outage - Friday 3 January, 2014

12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues

Jan 3rd 2014, 5:09 PM 10,546 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile service has been restored to thousands of ESB customers who had their power cut after last night’s bad weather.

# outage - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

New York Times website down in 'malicious' attack
# Outage
# Outage

New York Times website down in 'malicious' attack

Aug 27th 2013, 10:35 PM 5,341 Views 13 Comments

The New York Times said it is working to fix the problem which it said was down to an external attack.

# outage - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout
# Turn On The Light
# Turn On The Light

In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout

Aug 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 14,121 Views 25 Comments

Ten years ago today, an electricity power outage caused chaos in the northern American states and Canada.

# outage - Monday 24 June, 2013

And it’s back (mostly): Three mobile phone network back up after outage
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

And it’s back (mostly): Three mobile phone network back up after outage

Jun 24th 2013, 1:55 PM 40,776 Views 123 Comments

Customers are now able to make calls and texts following an outage – but internet services are still intermittent.

# outage - Friday 10 May, 2013

Visa Debit cards and ATMs 'back working' after lunchtime outage
# Banking
# Banking

Visa Debit cards and ATMs 'back working' after lunchtime outage

May 10th 2013, 3:09 PM 16,531 Views 31 Comments

Customers at both Permanent TSB and AIB have reported problems.

# outage - Friday 27 July, 2012

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday
# Failwhale
# Failwhale

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday

Jul 27th 2012, 1:54 PM 6,070 Views 18 Comments

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?

# outage - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Hackers claim credit for Twitter outage
# Twitter
# Twitter

Hackers claim credit for Twitter outage

Jun 21st 2012, 9:47 PM 9,849 Views 25 Comments

The UGNazi group claims to have brought the site down for about 40 minutes this evening.

# outage - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords
# Outage
# Outage

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords

Aug 18th 2011, 3:09 PM 389 Views 2 Comments

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.

# outage - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Amazon cloud computing outage hits Reddit, FourSquare, Quora
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon cloud computing outage hits Reddit, FourSquare, Quora

Apr 21st 2011, 3:33 PM 1,981 Views 0 Comments

Sites struck by outage at Amazon server based in North Virigina.

# outage - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Google promises to restore lost Gmail data today
# Gmail
From Business ETC
# Gmail

Google promises to restore lost Gmail data today

Mar 1st 2011, 9:44 AM 291 Views 0 Comments

Google says 40,000 users – or 0.02 per cent – of its users found their accounts empty after a bug-ridden update.