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Competition - Tell Us How You Feel About Your Water Charges Bill

Irish households have begun to see their water bills hit the mat around the country. The issue of charging for water has been a contentious one for more than a year now so with bills finally arriving we would like to know what consumers are planning to do and how they feel about the charges. We are offering CASH* up to the value of your first bill if you either tag One Big Switch Ireland ... Read more
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Where are you on the One Big Switch Painogram

12,000+ Big Energy Switch registrants reported the level of energy bill stress they're facing. 1/3 people reported that they suffer from ‘Fuel Poverty’ of which 18% suffer from ‘severe’ or ‘extreme’ bill stress. This shows us just how much households are struggling to cope with the cost of Energy.  So who are the worst affected?  ... Read more
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Energy Affordability Forum

Thanks for registering your insterest in attending the Energy Affordability Forum. Comment below to let us know what you're interested in discussing, suggestions you have or any other feedback on your energy billing life.  Read more
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The Big Taxi Report

Today, One Big Switch launched our Big Taxi Report as part of our latest campaign to reduce the cost of taxis in Ireland. The Big Taxi Report is the culmination of the largest ever consumer survey taken on the taxi industry with over 1700+ members sharing their experiences and opinions with us. Some of the key findings of the report include: 64% agreed with Deregulation citing i... Read more
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Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day?

We hope so! Today, we publish our Big Date Night Index which compares the cost of a romantic date across Europe and the news isn’t too bad. On the plus side Ireland slips 3 places to 6th when comparing the average cost of a date night with that of a night on the tiles. We are also thankfully behind France (Europe’s Romantic Capital) and the high cost supremos Denmark and Luxem... Read more
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New Mortgage Rules Will Add To The Affordability Squeeze

We are all looking for a place to call our own whether it be to start a family or get out from under out parents nose. However, the cost of mortgages and overall housing affordability is always a significant barrier. House prices have been on the increase lately, especially in urban areas, and mortgages are in high demand but short supply as banks tighten their lending criteria. Unfortunatel... Read more
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Ireland ranks 3rd in Europe for the cost of a night out

We’ve all said it! “What the hell happened last night!?” You’re €100 down, the fear is hanging like a dark cloud over an otherwise sunny day and you just looked at your last dialled. It’s ok, we’ve all been there. But where did it all go! One Big Switch, Irelands largest  consumer network, has attempted to shed some light on what exactly ha... Read more
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20,000 + Households Use People Power To Help Unlock Special Health Insurance Offers

In another big win for people power, The Big Health Insurance Switch campaign has succeeded in unlocking a cash back offer for health insurance customers in Ireland. The cash back offer has been unlocked by the buying power of the 70,000+ One Big Switch Members base. One Big Switch are delighted to be giving a cash back to our members who […]

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People Power Unlocks Group Discounted Energy Again

The people power of over 70,000 consumers has succeeded in unlocking group discounted energy offers in Ireland for the second time this year. The energy offers have been unlocked by Ireland’s largest consumer network, One Big Switch and is a great sign that people power is alive and well in Ireland. One of Ireland’s leading energy retailers, Energia have made […]

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Survey Of 15,000 Finds 99% Of Health Insurance Policyholders Have Felt Negative Affects As A Result Of Market Exodus

Consumer network One Big Switch has today released a report that finds Irish consumers have felt significant negative impacts as a consequence of the 300,000+ Private Health Insurance policyholders who have left the market since it’s peak in 2008. The report, based on feedback from more than 15,000 consumers, is one of the largest health insurance surveys ever carried out in Ireland. […]

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