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Power Restored To Aran Islands As Cable Repairs Continue

9th August 2016
Inis Oírr in the Aran Islands Inis Oírr in the Aran Islands Photo: Osioni/Wikimedia

#AranIslands - Electricity supply has been restored to the Aran Islands of Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr four days after a subsea cable fault left almost 400 residents without power.

Galway Bay FM reports that repairs works are ongoing and could take up to four weeks, but affected islanders now have access to generator power since yesterday evening (Monday 8 August) following delays in transporting the necessary equipment with the weekend's severe weather.

Previously a senator had called on the Defence Forces to intervene should the islands' residents have been left without power – and water from their temporarily shuttered treatment plant – for much longer.

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MacDara Conroy

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