Hundreds of homes have been left without power in a Laois town on Tuesday evening.
ESB Networks has said that an electrical fault is causing the outage for almost 800 customers in Portarlington.
The power outage started after 5.00pm on Tuesday and it is expected to be fixed by 9.00pm. Some power may be restored before this time.
There are local reports of power out in parts of Portarlington such as Station Road, Ballymorris and Lough Gate and as far as Ballybrittas and Monastrevin.