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

Jacinta Bonus
PR & Media Relations
01 517 5921
083 342 6339
Eoin Clarke
Managing Director
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086 824 5800

Press Releases (in date order)

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.

7th March, 2017

Down the tubes: Households spending hundreds of euro on TV channels they never watch

Irish paid TV customers have an average of 155 channels, but the majority (65%) watch less than a quarter of what they pay for, according to new research from independent and impartial price...

23rd February, 2017

Switcher.ie Broadband Awards - Sky crowned Best Broadband Provider for second year

The annual event – designed to recognise the broadband industry’s shining stars - took place in The Marker hotel on 22 February.

7th February, 2017

Safer internet day: Four in five parents have serious concerns about their children's internet usage

Four in five parents have serious concerns about the effect that internet usage will have on their children, but many are still not taking simple steps to protect their children when they are online.

3rd February, 2017

Virgin Media leads nominations at Ireland's only customer voted national Broadband Awards

Switcher.ie, the independent price comparison and switching service, has announced the nominees for the fourth annual Switcher.ie Broadband Awards,

24th January, 2017

Debt trap: Almost 60% of Irish consumers forced to borrow to meet costs of essential household bills

Consumers are being forced to borrow just to meet the cost of their essential household bills, according to new research out today from Switcher.ie, the independent price comparison and switching...