Kate Lawlor

Kate Lawlor

Kate is a content writer for Switcher.ie, where she writes guides to help consumers make informed decisions. Kate has experience working as a content writer and marketing specialist for companies within Ireland’s financial services and publishing industries. She is a journalism graduate and has an MA in creative writing.

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Home battery storage explained

From making the most of your surplus energy to storing cheap, night-rate electricity, our solar battery guide has everything you need to know including how much you can save

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The best energy-efficient cooking tips to save money

With gas and electricity bills reaching boiling point and the kitchen being one of the most energy-thirsty places in the home - we’ve dished up some top tips for faster, smarter and more energy-efficient cooking.

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Europe's best road trips by electric car

More charging points and improved battery ranges mean EU holiday-goers can opt electric for cleaner, cheaper road trips this year. Here’s the best EU road trips in an electric car.

Ireland's greenest homes

As more households drive electric, recycle and switch to cleaner, more efficient sources of energy - we’ve researched, analysed and compiled the counties with the greenest homes in Ireland.


How to build a smart home

From choosing a smart system, to the best smart devices, smart hubs and costs, here’s how to build the perfect smart home in ireland.

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Heat pump installation in Ireland

Learn about heat pump installation in Ireland from costs, grants and savings to choosing the best heat pumps for your home

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Ireland's cheapest student towns

The cost of being a student is rising. Switcher.ie’s Student Cost of Living Guide reveals the cheapest Irish towns for students, comparing average fees, rent, transport, entertainment and more.