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
01 517 5920
086 824 5800

Press Releases (in date order)

20th January, 2017

Accreditation means that consumers can be confident of choosing the best energy deal

Switcher.ie, the independent price comparison and switching service, has achieved accreditation from the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) for the fourth year running.

11th January, 2017

Cold snap set to push up energy bills - but switching can slash costs by up to €394

With sub-zero temperatures on the way, and forecast of snow in some areas, Switcher.ie, the independent price comparison and switching service, warns that consumers could see their energy bills...

11th November, 2016

Irish energy customers losing out on almost €420 million by languishing on standard tariffs

The energy price war means consumers can make huge savings - but the majority are still not availing of discounted tariffs.

1st November, 2016

Flogas price cut is latest move in energy price war

Flogas customers are going to see a 3% reduction on their unit rates from 1 December, which is obviously welcome news as we approach Christmas and the colder weather creeps in.

20th September, 2016

Barriers to switching costing Irish consumers hundreds of Euro a year

Research conducted on behalf of Switcher.ie has found that many Irish households are losing out on substantial cost savings on their household bills because they don’t feel equipped to switch.

19th September, 2016

Switcher.ie comments on Electric Ireland's 5% reduction in gas unit rate

Today’s announcement is good news for Electric Ireland’s 150,000 gas customers, as the 5% reduction represents an annual saving of €39.47 on the average gas bill.

30th August, 2016

Switcher.ie reacts to price cut announcement by Bord Gåis Energy

This announcement by Bord Gåis Energy marks their third price cut since February 2015.

23rd August, 2016

Contract confusion: Irish consumers in the dark on early exit fees, although they can cost hundreds

Gas, electricity, broadband and mobile phones are essential utilities and services for Irish consumers, but research commissioned by independent price comparison and switching service Switcher.ie...

29th July, 2016

Electricity customers to see PSO levy increase by 20%

Today, the Commission for Energy Regulation announced an increase in the PSO levy. The levy is going up by 20.2%, which will mean an increase of €12.19 (€13.84 incl. VAT) per year.

19th July, 2016

Speed Trap: Half of customers not satisfied with broadband speed

Only half of broadband customers are satisfied with their broadband speed, and two in five do not know what speed they signed up for, according to new research from independent price comparison and...

5th July, 2016

Game on: eir take an early lead against opposition with free sports channels for broadband customers

eir has this morning announced that Setanta sports will now be known as eir Sport. The move comes after eir confirmed its purchase of the popular sports channel in April.

1st June, 2016

Switcher.ie comments on SSE Airtricity price reduction announcement

SSE Airtricity has announced a 5% cut to its gas and electricity unit rates, as well as its standing charge, which will come into effect from 1st August.

24th May, 2016

Bamboozled by bills: Half of Irish consumers can't figure out charges for essential utilities

Irish consumers are being bamboozled by over-complicated bills, with many feeling they have no choice but to rely on suppliers getting their bills right.

13th May, 2016

Switcher.ie comments on Pure Telecom's lightning speeds announcement

Yesterday, Pure Telecom announced that it is now offering broadband speeds of up to 1,000Mbps to enabled areas around Ireland.

13th May, 2016

Switcher.ie comments on broadband plans in Programme for Government

The Programme for Government outlines a commitment to bring next generation broadband to every house and business in the country by 2020.

11th May, 2016

Over three-quarters of Irish people stuck with their broadband providers last year

New research conducted on behalf of Switcher.ie shows that over three-quarters (77%) of Irish broadband customers stuck with their broadband provider last year, even though only just over half of...

29th April, 2016

Switcher comments on Electric Ireland 6% electricity price reduction

Electric Ireland has this morning announced a cut to their standard electricity price of 6%, reducing average bills by €57.75. The price drop will affect Electric Ireland’s 1.2 million residential...

21st April, 2016

Switcher Broadband Awards 2016 - Sky named Ireland's Best Broadband Provider for the first time

Sky has been named Best Broadband Provider at Switcher’s Broadband Awards, beating competition from the other nominees, Virgin Media and Vodafone. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate the...

6th April, 2016

Switcher’s third annual broadband awards: Eir and Virgin Media lead nominations

The nominations for Switcher’s third annual broadband awards have been announced. Eir leads the field with 10 nominations across the 12 categories, while Virgin Media, Vodafone and Sky follow with...

14th October, 2015

Switcher welcomes Budget 2016 investments into communications and energy

Fuel poverty remains a serious problem for many, it’s totally unacceptable that people are forced to choose between their health and being able to afford energy.

7th October, 2015

Electric Ireland to cut electricity prices by 2%

"Wholesale energy costs, which can make up around half of bills, are at their lowest level in five years and so price reductions can and should be greater."

6th October, 2015

Bord Gáis Energy makes second price cut but why are other suppliers yet to follow suit?

“Energy customers are still waiting for other energy suppliers to follow Bord Gáis Energy’s lead by making further cuts to gas and electricity tariffs."

2nd October, 2015

Switcher.ie welcomes quad player Virgin Media to the Irish market

"UPC's business transformation to Virgin Media is good news for consumers. Virgin is an iconic brand and is recognised as a world class company."

25th September, 2015

Switcher welcomes SIRO's rural broadband pilot announcement

SIRO has chosen Ratheniska as a pilot village to evaluate the potential for rolling out the SIRO network to rural areas in a future phase.

16th September, 2015

Switcher welcomes the launch of eir - Ireland's fastest broadband provider

“A fresh approach from Ireland’s largest telecommunications operator can only mean good things for Irish consumers. eir should be commended for its €1bn investment in transforming its network...