Sligo councillor says that the elderly must be protected from power cuts

A Sligo Councillor is calling on energy providers to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are protected in the likelihood of power cuts taking place due to lack of electricity in the coming weeks and months.


The Tánaiste is warning that “amber energy alerts” may be issued in the next two weeks, as temperatures plummet and wind levels drop.


While an EU electricity agency has warned that risks to Ireland’s power system have doubled and that the state could be facing 15 hours of power cuts this winter.


The fear of energy cuts during the prolonged cold spell is a major worry for many in particular the elderly that depend on electricity to heat their homes.


Sligo Strandhill Councillor Arthur Gibbons says it’s vital that the most vulnerable are prioritised when it come to the allocation of electricity this winter