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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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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One Big Switch to create 20 jobs as new European HQ opens in Dublin

A total of 20 new jobs will be created by One Big Switch Dublin with the opening of our new European headquarters in Dublin. The announcement was made by the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Minister Simon Coveney TD on a St Patrick’s week visit to Australia where he met with One Big Switch founder Lachlan Harris. The new […]

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Five facts about switching energy that many consumers don’t know…

Five facts about switching energy that many consumers don’t know…….. 1.  It’s simple.  You just need to register with One Big Switch and answer a few questions about your bill so that we can seek to unlock a group discounted electricity bill.  It’s easy with One Big Switch – it takes just a couple of minutes. 2.  It’s free.  Yes, […]

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Can’t pay your energy bill on time? You’re not alone.

Do you know how much electricity or gas you use each year? Most people don’t and research suggests that’s why householders are shocked when their bills arrive. And, that’s proven by the large number of people who can’t pay their bill in full on time. The Commission for Energy Research says that a typical 3 bedroomed household uses 5,300kWh of […]

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Consumer campaigns must be simple and deliver…

What makes you want to join in a consumer campaign? And have you got the time to be involved? The answer to any, or all of these questions determines whether a campaign is successful. In Ireland, campaigners on consumer issues have had mixed results – and for a variety of reasons. One of the most successful must surely have been […]

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Group switching works – around the world

People power around the world has saved households hundreds of euro every year. Europe and in Australia consumers have banded together to campaign for better deals on high household bills – and now Irish consumers will show their appetite for change the market for change. A study by a British consumer watchdog says that collective switching using social media could […]

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