A surge in gas prices and the threat of further disruption should Russia invade Ukraine has rattled suppliers in the Irish electricity market. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo

The ongoing energy crisis has claimed its first victim in the Irish market. Bright Energy, a small scale player, formally pulled the plug on Wednesday(...)

Bright Energy is pulling out of the Irish electricity supply market, where it has 1,500 customers. Photograph: Science Photo Library

Surging wholesale prices drove independent power supplier Bright Energy out of business, making it one of electricity inflation’s first casualties. B(...)

 ESB’s power plant in Aghada, Co Cork was one of its three plants that   earned profits of €2.3 million on July 15th and €4 million on September 9th.   Photograph: David Creedon/Anzenberger

Energy market watchdogs are investigating ESB following complaints from rivals about the State energy company. The Commission for Regulation of Utilit(...)

Households and employers paid an extra €250 million for electricity over three months this year as State company ESB earned ‘super-normal profits, according to TD Barry Cowen

Households and employers paid an extra €250 million for electricity over three months this year as State company ESB earned “super-normal profits”, a(...)

Energy bills for everyone are set to soar this winter. Photograph: Getty

We’re in for a shock this winter. Energy bills for the colder months are never fun, but multiple price hikes this year mean some of us will see them s(...)

Four gas-fired generators owned by the State company were able to meet about half the electricity demand at times during the summer.

ESB generating plants earned gross profits of more than €130,000 an hour during recent electricity supply squeezes, according to calculations based on(...)

Cork’s Jack Leahy has scored 3-9, 1-14, and 0-11 in his last three games. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Electric Ireland Minor All-Ireland Hurling Championship Final: Cork v Galway, Saturday, Semple Stadium, 7.30pm – Live on TG4 These are strange and cu(...)

The rollout of smart electricity meters should reduce such bill shock. File photograph: Getty

Summer is here and energy providers have hiked their prices. Of course they have. Who’s going to get hot and bothered about heating costs when we’re a(...)

Electricity suppliers  have been increasing prices since March as wholesale charges rose on the back of increased demand and rising oil costs.

Electricity prices will increase as the Republic bids to cut greenhouse gas emissions, regulators told politicians on Tuesday. The news comes days a(...)

The supplier has announced that its residential electricity prices will climb by 8.6 per cent while its gas prices will jump by 5.7 per cent from April 5th. Photograph: iStock

Electricity and gas provider Energia is to increase its prices from early next month in a move which will see the annual bills of many customers climb(...)

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