ESB Networks crews have been working throughout the day to repair damage to electricity networks caused by the gale force winds of Storm Gertrude. Most of the damage was caused by trees and timber falling on the network.
Power has now been restored to 8,000 customers and currently just over 2,000 customers (mainly in the North West) are without power. ESB Networks is confident that all remaining customers affected by Storm Gertrude will have power restored by later tonight.
ESB Networks reminds customers to Stay Safe and Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report and fallen wires or damage to the electricity network immediately to 1850 372 999.