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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Sophie Collins

ESB issue 'extremely hazardous' warning to homeowners nationwide as June bank holiday approaches

ESB has issued an ‘extremely hazardous’ warning to homeowners across the country as the bank holiday weekend approaches.

With a number of sporting events and festivals due to take place across the weekend, the public is being asked to avoid putting any bunting or flags on or near electricity poles.

Citing the dangers associated with this, an ESB spokesperson said the live wires are incredibly dangerous and can cause death.

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A statement released today read: “Ahead of next week’s June bank holiday weekend, as sporting fixtures take place along with other festivals and celebrations across the country, ESB Networks would like to once again remind all members of the public of the serious risks associated with attaching flags or bunting to or near electricity poles.

“Even coming close to these live wires is extremely hazardous and can be fatal. As a matter of public safety, ESB Networks are appealing to the public not to put themselves at risk of electrocution by doing this at any time.

“ESB Networks would like to remind the general public to always stay safe and stay clear of electricity wires and cables as these are always live and potentially dangerous.”

If anyone comes across a potentially dangerous situation or is witness to an emergency involving the electricity network, please contact ESB Networks on our emergency phone number: 1800 372 999/021 238 2410 (24 hours/7 days).

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