Energy Minister Denis Naughten says that people who lose power today will most likely continue to be without any supply until tomorrow at the earliest.

The Roscommon based Minister says the lives of ESB crews can’t be put at risk by trying to repair lines in the storm conditions.

He also says the company will only be able to restore power to around 60,000 per day.

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ESB says around three o’ clock this afternoon that 360,000 people have now lost power.