Energy Crisis

Leo Varadkar: Electricity at data centres would be cut off before households

Eirgrid has said there are serious issues with Ireland’s energy supply

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar. Picture:

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that the risk of households experiencing electricity blackouts this winter is “very low” because data-centres will be cut-off first.

It comes after warnings from Eirgrid that it could not rule out the possiblity of blackouts in the coming months due to a significant deterioration in Ireland’s supply of power.

At Leaders’ Questions, Varadkar said it would take quite a lot of events to come together for a power cut to ...