Power almost restored to entire county

Power almost restored to entire county


ESB crews at an incident near Clarecastle on Tuesday – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017



1.15pm – Faults reported in Bunratty and Ardnacrusha areas.



Earlier: Power has been restored to almost all customers affected by Mondays storm with just a few homes yet to be reconnected.

At lunchtime today about 70 customers were waiting to have their power restored.

ESB Networks crews have been working hard to repair the damage caused to the electricity network by Ophelia and have restored power to170,000 customers 360,000 nationally who were left in the dark.

A contractor working on restoring power to homes in Drumquin this afternoon – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

ESB has said: “We have all of our crews working to repair the remaining damage as soon as possible and while we are working as efficiently and as safely as possible, some customers in certain areas may be without power for a number of days due to the severity of the storm and we would like to apologise for this.

We would like to repeat the warning that if you see a fallen wire, you MUST stay clear of it and report it to our emergency number 1850 372 999. Please only call this number in case of an emergency. Please, do not report fallen wires on social media.

Power has now been restored to almost all parts of Clare

Before logging a fault, please check on http://www.powercheck.ie to see if your fault has already been logged as we are working through all of the faults to repair them. We will have more information later today on restoration times and these will be available on http://www.powercheck.ie


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.