Householders to get summer bills respite?

Hard pressed householders might be in for a summer bargain from gas suppliers. The likelihood is that  of Bord Gais Energy  will spark a price war among gas suppliers – or at least offer consumers some new bargain buys. If the gas market follows the pattern of change that followed the deregulation of electricity, it will increase competition between energy […]

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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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