A number of homes in Donegal still without power after lighting strikes

weather warning 2


Ten thousand people are still without power this lunchtime, after Storm Barney swept across the country.

Nearly 150 homes in Donegal  are without power  - 99 in the Rossgeir area and 50 in Donegal Town.

It's expected power will be restored in both areas at approximately 6pm this evening.

It's believed the power outages have been caused by lightning.

Communications and Public Affairs Manager with the ESB, Bernardine Maloney, says crews are working to have full power restored by this evening: