Some parts of the country are likely to be without power for a number of days
About 1,000 homes and businesses nationwide will be without power overnight as ESB crews try to restore power to areas hit by Storm Frank.
It could be a number of days before power is restored to parts of Cork, Wexford and Wicklow.
Around 4,000 properties are currently without power, with flooding hampering the repair efforts.
Bernadine Maloney says that crews are working on restoring power, but that it may take days in some parts.
The areas likely to be left without power include Macroom, Bandon, Enniscorthy, Wellington Bridge, Kilmore, Bridgetown and Arklow.