Labour’s Chris O’Dwyer condemns those responsible for the mindless vandalism that resulted in electricity outage for 3,500 homes in the Greater Clondalkin area.
Speaking following the confirmation by Dublin Fire Brigade that the electricity outage was caused by cars that were set on fire in a Clondalkin field O’Dwyer said: “This reckless incident resulted in 3,500 homes being left without electricity for a period of time is unacceptable. It impacted on families trying to keep their homes warm and get dinners made. I sincerely hope that Clondalkin Gardai will investigate the incident. “However, this is not the first time that Clondalkin residents have been left without power. I have been made aware of several incidents where Clondalkin residents were left without power twice over the course of a single weekend. This is not acceptable and to date despite representations from Councillors and other representatives the ESB have not provided a clear answer to why these outages are occurring on nearly a regular basis. “With more and more people staying at home residents need to feel reassured that they will have access to electricity. This is especially important for those of us who are working from home.