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Challenging Winters Ahead As Power Shortages Predicted

It's due to a rise in demand for electricity and the closure of older power plants.

Ireland is set to have a shortage of electricity for the next five winters, according to a new report. 

EirGrid says this winter will be 'challenging' - and there could be major outages between now and 2026. 

The company says it's due to a rise in demand for electricity and the closure of older power plants.

Former environment minister, Independent Roscommon-Galway TD Denis Naughten, fears power blackouts over the coming months.

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