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Press Releases (in date order)
28th December, 2018
A shocking 95% of consumers admit to worrying about their finances - with 2019 set to bring more of the same concerns
New research from Switcher.ie reveals that financial concerns are weighing heavily on people’s minds as they look to the year ahead. Incredibly, 95% of people worry about their finances – with a...
4th December, 2018
Over six in ten Irish consumers find essential bills hard to understand - electricity bills cause most confusion
New research published today by independent price comparison and switching service Switcher.ie shows that the majority of Irish consumers are still bamboozled by basic household bills.
29th November, 2018
Switcher.ie warns that fear of exit penalties could be deterring Irish consumers from seeking better deals
Switcher.ie urges consumers not to be put off switching because of early termination fees, as there is still the opportunity to save by shopping around for a better deal.
22nd November, 2018
Electric Ireland announces it will not raise prices this winter
The firm has pledged to freeze prices until the end of February 2019.
16th November, 2018
Fifth energy supplier price rise announced - Energia to increase prices from 01 January
This is the second price rise from Energia in 2018 - with the first hike already taking hold in August.
2nd November, 2018
SSE Airtricity becomes fourth supplier to hike gas and electricity prices for winter
This, the second price rise from SSE Airtricity, will add €140 to customer bills come 3 December 2018.
31st October, 2018
Two-thirds plan to switch at least one household service in the next year as Irish consumers feel the pinch
New research from Switcher.ie has revealed that although two-thirds of Irish consumers say they are likely to switch away from a service or utility provider in the next 12 months, 68% have admitted...
8th October, 2018
Third winter energy price hike - Pinergy to increase electricity prices from 7 November
Winter price hikes coming in thick and fast with Pinergy the third supplier to announce a second round of price hikes in less than two weeks.
5th October, 2018
Second energy supplier announces winter energy price hike
Panda Power becomes second energy supplier to announce winter price rises.
27th September, 2018
Winter energy bill misery as Flogas announces further price hike
Customers of Flogas have been dealt a blow today, with the supplier announcing that it is to increase its gas rates from 1 November.
21st August, 2018
Ireland's broadband conundrum: More people satisfied with speeds but two-thirds still getting 30Mbps or less
New research from independent price comparison and switching service Switcher.ie shows that three in five consumers are satisfied with their home broadband speeds, a significant increase on last...
1st August, 2018
CRU confirms PSO Levy decrease of 55%
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has announced a decrease in the PSO levy for 2018/19.
17th July, 2018
Roaming in the dark - quarter of consumers hit with shock mobile phone bill after holiday abroad
Holiday season is well and truly upon us, but new research from Switcher.ie shows a lack of understanding of roaming charges and EU ‘Roam like at Home’ rules could leave some phone users facing...
10th July, 2018
Summer price hike season continues - Bord Gáis Energy customers to see gas and electricity bill increase by €96.72 per year
Bord Gáis Energy has just become the seventh supplier to announce an energy price hike this summer.
2nd July, 2018
Panda Power and Pinergy become fifth and sixth suppliers to announce energy price hikes this summer
Following four price hikes announced in June, Panda Power and Pinergy have both announced this morning that they are also hiking prices from 1 August.
29th June, 2018
Energia dual fuel customers to see bills rise by €180 per year as fourth energy price hike of the summer is announced
Energia has just announced that it is to increase its electricity and gas prices by 7.6% and 12.38% respectively from 1 August.
29th June, 2018
Third energy price hike this month - Flogas to increase gas prices by 12.8% from 1 August
Flogas has just announced that it is to increase its gas prices by 12.8% from 1 August. The increase will add €92.56 onto the average annual gas bill.
27th June, 2018
Second energy price hike this month - Electric Ireland to increase gas and electricity prices
Electric Ireland has just announced that it is to increase its electricity and gas prices by 6.2% and 8% respectively from 1 August.
5th June, 2018
Irish holidaymakers head for the heat, but a lack of financial planning means some could get burned
New research from independent price comparison and switching service Switcher.ie shows almost seven in ten Irish adults will take at least one holiday this year, with Europe’s beaches the biggest...
1st June, 2018
SSE Airtricity to raise gas and electricity prices from 14 July - typical dual fuel customer will see an annual increase of €140
This afternoon, SSE Airtricity announced the first energy price hike of the summer, following last winter’s slew of increases. The supplier’s dual fuel customers will see bills increase by 8.9%.
10th April, 2018
Over six in ten Irish consumers forced to borrow or raid savings to cover cost of essential household bills
New research published today by independent price comparison and switching site Switcher.ie suggests that Irish consumers are struggling to make ends meet, with the
majority forced to borrow or...
7th March, 2018
Provisional liquidator appointed to iD Mobile - what's next for its 40,000 customers?
Yesterday afternoon, iD Mobile announced that it is going into liquidation, and will cease all operations in Ireland from 6 April.
6th February, 2018
Safer internet day: Switcher.ie tips for keeping your children safe online
To mark this year’s Safer Internet Day, independent price comparison and switching service, Switcher.ie, has pulled together a selection of useful tips to help parents keep their children safe...
2nd February, 2018
Virgin Media and Tesco Mobile scoop top gongs at annual Switcher.ie Awards
Each year, the Switcher.ie Awards honours the leading lights of Ireland’s broadband industry. This year, seven mobile categories were also added.
9th January, 2018
Nominees announced for 5th annual Switcher.ie Awards
Switcher.ie has announced the nominees for this year’s annual Switcher.ie Awards, where Irish consumers get to have their say on the services being provided by Irish telecoms companies.