The Irish Electricity Authority is investigating reports that some battery chargers are missing, as part of a wider probe into the power supply at some of the country’s most vulnerable sites.
The agency said on Tuesday that it had launched an investigation into “serious incidents of battery charger failures” at two sites.
One of those sites is in the Cork city of Louth, which has a population of around 2.5 million.
The other is in Kerry, which is home to around 5,000 people.
The Irish Energy Authority (IEA) said in a statement that the battery chargering equipment was missing at one of the sites.
It said it had asked the Irish Energy Supply Company to help with the investigation and the device would be repaired.
It was not clear how long the missing battery charger was missing or whether it had been replaced.
A spokesman for the agency said it was not yet clear how batteries work.
“We do know that there is a small but growing number of battery devices that do not work as expected, or are faulty,” the spokesman said.
He said it would be possible to get a battery charger working if there were other problems.