Leitrim Councillor calls for measures to prevent power shortages

A Leitrim Cllr is calling on the Government to give assurances that there won’t be any electricity shortages going forward.


It’s after a number of alerts were issued on the electricity market last week, with an amber alert indicating a potential threat to supplies.


The issue has led to fears of potential blackouts with the growth of data centres being cited as the main contributor.


Sinn Fein Cllr Padraig Fallon says while bigger buildings can rely on generators as a back up, the majority of people don’t and will be impacted severely unless something is done: