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Pics: Power outage in Dublin city leaves shoppers (and politicians) in the dark

The power has now been restored in shops and other affected businesses.

Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A POWER OUTAGE in Dublin city this afternoon has forced a number of businesses to shut down for up to an hour, leaving shoppers literally in the dark.

Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Power Cut. Pictured (LtoR) Eva Burn fr The power outage wasn't stopping these ladies trying on shoes... Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

ESB Networks confirmed earlier they were aware of a fault in the Dublin 2 area and were working to restore the power.

Power Cut. Pictured lights all out in We wouldn't fancy getting a hair cut in the dark... Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Stores, restaurants and other businesses around Grafton Street were forced to ask customers to leave and shut their doors until the issue could be resolved.

The outage also extended to the Dáil and Seanad in Leinster House on Kildare Street where power was cutting in and out for a brief period this afternoon. Business continued unaffected.

The power cut is believed to have only affected a small area in the city, though many popular businesses were affected.

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Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Power Cut. Pictured The Closed during Le Petit Parisien during a power cut . Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The power has, in the last few minutes, been restored, with shops like Brown Thomas now eager to catch up on any business they lost while the store was in darkness:

Power to customers in the Lusk and Swords areas should now also be restored after an earlier fault.

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