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***PRESS RELEASE**: IRISH CONSUMERS PROVE TOO APATHETIC WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING ON HOME ENERGY BILLS

**PRESS RELEASE**  IRISH CONSUMERS PROVE TOO APATHETIC WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING ON HOME ENERGY BILLS Apathy to change is the major reason Irish households aren’t switching their electricity and gas suppliers.   A poll of the first 6,000 households to join the Big Energy Switch campaign reveals that: 42% of those who haven’t switched ‘Didn’t thi... Read more
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DON’T GO COLD OUT OF FEAR OF HUGE ENERGY BILLS. TAKE ACTION WITH THE BIG ENERGY SWITCH

The Big Energy Switch survey has continued to uncover some alarming facts, about what Irish consumers are sacrificing in fear of huge energy bills.   A poll of the first 5,000 households to join the Big Energy Switch campaign revealed:   3 in 4 Irish consumers are making lifestyle sacrifices to afford their energy bills, and Of that group, more than 50% are ... Read more
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MORE THAN HALF OF ALL IRISH HOUSEHOLDS SUFFERING FROM ENERGY FUEL POVERTY

  Yesterday we released more findings from our Big Energy Switch, which has shown that out of 4,000 members who took the survey more than 3 out of every 5 households are suffering from fuel poverty.      The response to these findings has been huge, with our Senior Campaigner David Liston talking to national and local media throughout the day about the findings. ... Read more
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Families Missing Out on €2000 Annually by Not Shopping Around

An interesting report on the switching habits of Irish consumers was released earlier this month.  Commissioned by permanent tsb and taken from a sample of 1001 people, the report shows that although switching is considered to be quite easy, many people are still not willing to take the time out to  do it. The report claims that consumers could be missing […]

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Back to School Money Saving Tips

If your finances are under pressure, follow our tips below for ways to so save on back-to-school costs: Uniforms can be one of the biggest back to school expenses, and during the year many of these items get lost or misplaced, sewing the names into the labels will save you money in the long run! There are savings to be […]

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4,000+ CONTRIBUTE TO WATER CHARGES SUBMISSION

Today we presented a comprehensive Water Charges Submission on behalf of more than 4,000 members who contributed to it, along with the rest of the now 65,000+ strong One Big Switch network. By adding their voices to the submission, One Big Switch members have taken positive action to make sure the consumer voice is heard in the water charges debate. […]

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Send A Message to the Dáil on Water Charges

Today we launched a campaign to find 5000 consumers to help co-write a submission to political leaders on water charges. You can join the campaign, and help co-write the submission, by answering a series of questions about the water charges at OneBigSwitch.ie. Once the campaign concludes we will collate the answers in to a crowd written submission, and deliver the […]

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PEOPLE POWER UNLOCKS GROUP DISCOUNTED ELECTRICITY IN IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME

The people power of over 45,000 members has succeeded in unlocking group discounted electricity offers in Ireland for the first time. The special offer, for new customers who switch to Bord Gáis Energy includes: A 10% discount in year one Plus €80 cashback after 12 months. Estimated saving for a 3 bedroom household on the standard rate is €215 in […]

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Switchers won’t lose their Household Benefits package electricty or gas allowance

Pensioners who switch their home energy provider will not lost their Department of Social Protection Household Benefits package. Here at One Big Switch we’ve had householders calling us worrying that they would lose their weekly free fuel entitlement if they switched provider. While there appears to be some confusion around the issue, the facts are clear. The Household Benefits package […]

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Power to the people….

Power to the people, or the power of prayer could become a major legal test in South Africa. Nelson Thabo Modupe says his electricity company should fork out 250 million rand because his religious devotion prevented power cuts during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Nelson, of Lichtenburg, near Johannesburg, is a member of the Zion Christian Church and […]

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