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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People Power From Around the World.

One Big Switch uses advances in technology and digital campaigning to run people power campaigns that affect change in the markets we choose to run them. This year has already seen the success of the Big Energy Switch and the Big Water Charges Submission. People power is not a concept limited to Big Switches, so we’ve put together a short […]

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 As we’re coming in to summer holidays, we though it might be helpful to share with you some Summer Energy Savings Tips; 1. Switch off at Source: Electronic devices consume even when they’re not in use. That’s why you should either unplug your electronics or switch off power at the source 2. Shop Around: Most consumers pay too much for […]

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Year’s Free Electricity Prize Draw Winner Announced

During the Big Energy Switch you may remember we ran a prize draw asking members to refer friends to the campaign. An overwhelming 147 of our campaign champions were able to refer 5 friends or more to the campaign which was a great effort by all. Today our prize draw winner has been announced, Paula from Waterford (pictured) referred 9 friends […]

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People Power Campaign Seeks 25,000 Consumers To Help Bring More Affordable Health Insurance To Ireland

One Big Switch has today launched the Big Health Insurance Switch, a campaign to help unlock more affordable health insurance offers in Ireland. This campaign is seeking 25,000 Irish consumers willing to join a campaign to help address the health insurance affordability crisis in Ireland. The campaign aims to convince at least one health insurer to release more affordable products. […]

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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 Once the campaign concludes we will collate the answers in to a crowd written submission, and deliver the […]

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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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One Big Switch registration extended – offer follows soon

The period to join the One Big Switch campaign to reduce home energy bills has been extended due to overwhelming popular demand. In the final days of the campaign there has been a rush of householders to sign up and we now have over 37,000 members. Our original target of 20,000 members was quickly exceeded and as demand continues we […]

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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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