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)

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.

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...