The sharp rise in metal prices has led to a massive surge in the number of break-ins at unmanned ESB sub-stations, according to the company.
One illegal break-in resulted in the death of a man last year after he was electrocuted when he cut into a cable with a hacksaw.
The ESB Networks division said that 236 separate break-ins at sub-stations over a 12-month period had cost the company €1 million, as criminals were making...
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