Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre

first_imgSpeaking on RTÉ’s News at One, ESB operations manager Derek Hynes said it is likely the issue arose due to construction works.He said: “It is currently affecting around 4,600 businesses and homes in the Dublin 1 and 2 area.”“We’re very conscious of the commercial impact of businesses affected, and also traffic,” he said. “We’re going to prioritise restoration as soon as we can.”With reporting from Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: ESB Powercheck By Aoife Barry Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre ESB Networks has been dealing with the issue. Short URL Source: ESB Networks/Twitter Share94 Tweet Email7 Image: ESB Powercheckcenter_img Monday 19 Feb 2018, 3:28 PM Updated 3.23pmPOWER HAS BEEN restored in Dublin city centre after outages affected thousands of people earlier this afternoon.Dublin City Council’s civic offices were among the buildings affected, while traffic lights were also out of use in some areas of Dublin 1 and 2.The affected areas included near the National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College, Chester Beatty Library, and Christ Church Cathedral.ESB Networks said the issues were due to a “large fault” in the Dublin 1 and Dublin 2 areas, arising from a connection to a transformer in Temple Bar.However, its powercheck.ie site now shows that the faults are no longer affecting people in the city centre. 32 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3860001 50,852 Views We have a large fault In #Dublin1 and #Dublin2 areas , apologies for the inconvenience , we are working on repair , updates on https://t.co/VMtxFrW7FY— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) February 19, 2018 Feb 19th 2018, 12:23 PM last_img read more