The Commission for Regulation of Utilities, said both Bonkers.ie (above) and Switcher.ie are abiding by its guidelines

The Irish energy regulator has given the thumbs-up to two local price comparison websites that help consumers to find the best deal. The Commission (...)

The statutory panel’s ruling means it is likely that the regulator will have to allow EirGrid to agree a new contract with Viridian’s Huntstown plants. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Energy supplier Viridian has won an appeal against changes to the electricity generation licence for its Huntstown power plants, raising hopes that th(...)

The job will involve protecting Irish Water customers and playing “a key role in the transformation of water and wastewater services in Ireland”. Photograph: iStock

The State’s utility regulator has advertised the role of director of water, a role that will include responsibility for delivering new policies on exc(...)

The proposal would result in cutting the renewable power levy by €3.43 a month for households. Photograph: iStock

The energy regulator plans to cut the State’s renewable power levy in a move that will slice a potential €213 million from electricity bills. The Sta(...)

The new machines are expected to accept credit and debit card payments.

The Government is to propose the roll-out of pay-as-you-go water metering for social housing in a move likely to spark fresh protests and political op(...)

In the the wholesale electricity  market, there is  joint decision-making by a single body for the island of Ireland

The Northern Ireland Utility Regulator has threatened to end co-operation with the Republic on retail electricity and pull out of an agreement on co-o(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said: “There is a world of difference between Irish Water’s plan for charges and their actual implementation. Water charges remain politically completely toxic.” File photograph: Getty Images

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has said the introduction of excess water charges starting from next year could lead to a reintroduction of water charges in(...)

Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

Eirgrid and SONI told the industry, but made little effort to tell the public, the supposed beneficiaries of the €200 million savings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is hard to imagine a State body not trumpeting an initiative that it believes will save consumers and businesses €200 million a year. But that is j(...)

German telco Yourtel was recently fined €66,000 for repeatedly billing customers – mainly elderly – living in rural Ireland for landline services the company never provided.

Industry regulators have written to the Law Reform Commission seeking greater enforcement powers and a tougher regime of financial penalties for breac(...)

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