Press Room

Welcome to our press room, the journalist resource for all things Switcher.ie

Below are our latest press releases. If you require assistance email us at prteam@switcher.ie

Our PR Team

Maeve McLaughlin
PR & Media Relations Manager
01 517 5922
087 133 2526
Eoin Clarke
Managing Director
01 517 5920
086 824 5800

Press Releases (in date order)

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.

28th December, 2017

Less than three in ten Irish consumers believe they will be better off financially in 2018

Many consumers admit to feeling less than optimistic about the year ahead, with money concerns and financial woes weighing heavily on people's minds.

29th November, 2017

Four in five Irish consumers worried about the cost of energy this winter

Four in five Irish consumers are worried about the cost of energy this winter, with many set to ration their household energy usage in a bid to keep a lid on bills.

14th November, 2017

Energy price hikes could shake up the market - six in ten consumers say an increase would make them switch

Recent price hike announcements from Ireland’s biggest energy suppliers could lead to a spike in switching, according to new research from independent price comparison and switching service...

1st November, 2017

Another energy price rise is on the way - Flogas gas prices to increase by 3.3% from December

This morning, Flogas Natural Gas became the latest energy supplier to announce a price increase - the fifth supplier to do so in just over a month.

1st November, 2017

Irish consumers need a confidence boost when it comes to complaining to their energy or telecoms provider

While many consumers have complained to their energy or telecoms providers in the past, only four in ten said they felt fully confident doing so, according to new research from independent price...

27th October, 2017

Energia becomes fourth energy supplier to hike prices - electricity prices to increase by 3.9% from December

Energia has announced it is implementing a 3.9% increase to its electricity prices for residential customers, from 1 December 2017. Energia says this amounts to a daily increase of €0.09 for an...

6th October, 2017

Electric Ireland latest energy supplier to hike prices - electricity prices to increase by 4% from February

Electric Ireland has announced it is implementing a 4% increase to its electricity prices for residential customers, from 1 February 2018.

29th September, 2017

Bord Gáis Energy price hike - gas and electricity prices to rise from 1 November

Following SSE Airtricity’s price rise announcement this morning, Bord Gáis Energy has now announced that, for the first time in three years, it is increasing its prices for domestic gas and...

29th September, 2017

Blow for consumers as SSE Airtricity announces 5.6% increase to its electricity rates

This morning, SSE Airtricity announced that it will increase its household electricity prices by 5.6% from 1 November 2017.

28th September, 2017

Just Energy enters the Irish energy market with competitive fixed rate deals and unlimited tariffs

Just Energy, a global energy company with around 1.5 million customers across North America, the UK and Germany, has entered the Irish energy market with a range of gas, electricity and dual fuel...

22nd September, 2017

A few easy steps can protect your home from the dangers of carbon monoxide

Ireland’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week kicks off next Monday (25th), with the aim of highlighting the dangers associated with carbon monoxide.

20th September, 2017

Widespread uncertainty amongst Irish consumers about early exit fees on key household contracts

New research shows the majority of Irish consumers are still in the dark about early exit penalties on household utility contracts and this could be costing people dearly.

15th August, 2017

Jumping ship: Eight in ten consumers plan to switch this year as Irish households feel the pinch

Almost eight in ten of us are planning to switch at least one of our household suppliers this year, according to new research from independent price comparison and switching service, Switcher.ie.

28th July, 2017

CER confirms PSO Levy to increase by 30%

Today, the Commission for Energy Regulation announced an increase in the PSO levy for 2017/18. The levy is going up by just over 30%, which will mean an increase of €21.53 (€24.44 incl. VAT) per...

28th June, 2017

Irish customers potentially overcharged by millions of euro on household essentials

One-third of Irish consumers claim to have been overcharged for at least one of their household essentials last year, according to new research from independent price comparison and switching...

13th June, 2017

The slow lane: Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds, and a third of consumers still claim to be on speeds of 30Mbps or less

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane, while many consumers are in the dark over whether they are getting the speeds they are actually paying for.

13th April, 2017

Hot and bothered: One in five Irish households overheat homes to summer temperatures of Costa del Sol

Irish consumers could be unwittingly wasting hundreds of Euro on their energy bills by overheating their homes, according to new research from independent and impartial price comparison and...

5th April, 2017

Consumers less satisfied with home broadband but still seven in ten don't bother to switch regularly

Customer satisfaction with home broadband performance has dropped since last year, according to new research from Switcher.ie.

28th March, 2017

More choice for consumers as BEenergy enters the Irish electricity market

BEenergy, which is part of Northern Irish company Budget Energy, has entered the Irish electricity market with its ‘Freedom’ electricity plan.

14th March, 2017

Almost 70% of people in Irish households went without heat this winter to cut costs

New research from Switcher.ie shows that - in a bid to save money on their gas and electricity bills - almost seven in ten people in Irish households went without heating at some point this winter.