• More than 2000 customers are without electricity in the Enniscrone/Quay area of Ballina today.

    ESB Powercheck is indicating a large fault which is stretching from the Ballina area to Enniscrone, where the majority of the outages are.

    According to the ESB it will be around 6.30pm this evening before power is restored to most of the areas affected.


  • More than 700 households and businesses in the Crossmolina area are without electricity this morning.

    A fault occurred on the line just before 8am.

    According to the ESB’s powercheck website, crews are working on the fault and it’s expected that the supply will be restored by 11.30 this morning.

    A fault has also occurred on the line at Swinford, where 19 households have lost supply this morning.

    Again the ESB says crews are working on the repairs and it’s hoped to have the service restored at 11.30am.

  • There are over 780 ESB Customers without power today in the Claremorris area.

    ESB say supply is down due to a technical fault and expect to have power restored by 6.15pm this evening.

  • A power cut is affecting around 74 homes and businesses in the Ballinrobe and surrounding areas this morning.

    According to ESB Powercheck around 74 customers are without power since around 10pm last night.

    The estimated restoration time is 1pm today.

  • Power has been restored to 1500 homes in the Belmullet area.

    The supply went down in at 8:17 this morning according to the ESB.

    It was caused by a low voltage section of line according to the ESB.

    Crews restored power fully to the area around 9 o'clock.

  • A power outage in the Swinford area this morning is affecting over 240 customers.

    ESB Networks has confirmed that work is underway to repair a fault in the Swinford area, and are hoping to reconnect power supplies by 2pm this afternoon.



  • Just under 40,000 homes and businesses are still waiting to have their electricity supply restored.

    Storm Ellen hit the country on Wednesday night, with gusts of up to 143 kilometres per hour recorded at Roches Point in Cork.

    The worst affected counties for outages are Cork, Tipperary, Westmeath and parts of Galway.

    There are over 120 customers without power in Ballinrobe this morning as well as over 70 customers without power in the Claremorris area.

  • At least 195,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning due to Storm Ellen.

    The majority of those affected are in Cork, with power outages also experienced in Tipperary, Westmeath, Longford and Limerick.

    Following a very stormy night, care is advised on all routes this morning across the country as wind-blown debris is likely.

    Wind warnings remain in place for the entire country for Storm Ellen until 8am this morning. 

    For the most part Mayo appears to have escaped the worst with no power outages reported across the county.

    There was an incident this morning on the Ballina to Foxford road close to Mount Falcon between a truck and a cow.

    Gardai are at the scene and the road remains open to traffic but motorists are advised to exercise caution in the area.

    Almost 400 ESB customers are without power in the Castlerea area this morning and over 700 customers without power in the Gurteen area of Sligo.

    There is also power outages in the Headford, Claregalway and Salthill areas of Galway this morning.

    ESB crews are now working to repair the faults.

    Fallen trees are reported on routes in the Clarinbridge and Athenry areas and in Galway city, there is excess surface water on the Monivea Rd and on Fairgreen Road.

    There is a tree down on the Collooney/Ballintogher Rd (R290) between Collooney and Ballygawley.

    Caution is advised on the N4 Inner Relief Road in Sligo Town as fencing and cones have blown onto the road.

    There have been a number of trees down in the Roscommon Town area, including on the N63 between Roscommon and Lanesborough, and the N61 between Roscommon and Knockroghery.


  • Mayo County Council has been dealing with fallen trees across a number of areas of the county since early morning, following Storm Ellen.

    Cork bore the brunt of last night's storm with some significant flooding, but across the West, trees were down in a number of areas of Mayo, Galway and Roscommon, while power outages were also reported across the region.

    Mayo County Council this morning reported trees down in Glencorrib, Robeen, Ballyglass, Castlegar, Castlemagarrett, Kilmovee, Cloonturk, Huntsfield, Aghamore, Gurteen, Lecarrow and Derrylea.

    The latest report from the ESB shows power outages in the Claremorris and Swinford areas - impacting about 150 customers in total.

    Numerous power outages were still being dealt with across counties Roscommon, Sligo and Galway.

    Further heavy rain can be expected tonight,  according to Met Eireann.

    There's a status yellow rainfall warning in place for the entire country, until 5am tomorrow morning, with forecasters warning that heavy squally downpours and thunderstorms will bring a risk of spot flooding at times today and tonight.