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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Power cuts

This year
Thousands of homes without power following strong winds overnight
ESB customers can check the status of outages in their area using the PowerCheck tool.
Last year
Hundreds of homes left without power across Leinster and Munster
There are approximately 650 homes without power across the country.
Status Orange thunderstorm warning for most of the country today as heatwave breaks
A nationwide Status Orange thunderstorm warning is due to lapse at 9am this morning.
Government seeks permission to build two emergency electricity generators in Dublin
The two generators are planned to be located in North Wall and Huntstown Power Station in Co Dublin.
All time
Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
ESB Networks said it is continuing to restore power to as many customers as possible tonight, but many will be without supply overnight.
Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.
Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
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.
Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east
The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than 30 people.
Coastal flooding expected on west coast as Status Yellow warnings issued in northeast, west and south
There are snow and ice warnings in Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo.
Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country
A status yellow weather warning is in place until the early hours of tomorrow morning.
67,000 ESB customers still without power as Storm Ali causes havoc
People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.
Checklist: Some things you might need to do if you're worried about a power cut
Charge your phone and any other devices in your house – and don’t touch any fallen wires.
Massive explosion and fire at ESB substation caused by copper wire thieves
Around 120,000 ESB customers in west Dublin were left without power after the blaze.
Latest winter storm leaves over 6,000 without power
ESB crews are working to restore outages in challenging conditions.
Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies
To-date this year, 142km of power lines have been stolen.
Power outages reported as bad weather leads to faults
ESB Networks are on the case.
Thousands without power and some commuter services suspended
There were winds of up to 100 kilometres in some areas last night.
Lots of people's power went out just as Love/Hate started... and they weren't happy
Any other time. But NOW?
ESB crews working to restore power to 75,000 homes this morning
Power has been restored to 185,000 customers since Wednesday afternoon.
Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides
Met Éireann releases new alert for this afternoon as wild weather set to continue.
Storm leaves thousands without power and telephone services
Numbers are expected to rise as the bad weather continues.
Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'
Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about the pay of senior HSE staff, two robberies in Dublin, and the possibility of power cuts.
ESB says electricity restored after power cuts affect parts of south Dublin
ESB Networks has now restored power.
Nearly 700 homes without power following overnight storms
The west coast has been particularly badly hit by the overnight high winds, with power cuts from Donegal to Limerick.
Power outages in Dublin and Cork
In Glassmore, Swords a fault has caused a power outage for around 21 houses and a fault in Cloyne, Co Cork means around 42 houses are without electricity.
Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland
Winds of up to 110kph have been battering the west coast, with forecasters warning of damage to trees and buildings.
Video: US Coast Guard rescues women swept into sea by Hurricane Irene
The death toll from Hurricane Irene has risen to 35 across ten states. Authorities are working to clear the storm damage and restore power to almost 8 million homes and businesses.
ESB says about 25,000 customers without power after wind damage
ESB says it hopes to have power restored to areas affected by the close of business today.