Eoin Clarke

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Electric Ireland has become the third energy provider to announce an electricity price increase this week. Photograph: iStockphoto

Electric Ireland has become the third energy provider to announce an electricity price increase this week although its 4 per cent hike will be deferre(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation gave the green light to an increase in the Public Service Obligation levy for the year ahead on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

A levy which is automatically added to all electricity bills is to go up by more than 30 per cent in a move which will add just under €25 to the annua(...)

“Many are paying for speeds they are not actually getting, while six in 10 consumers are leaving themselves in the dark because they have never carried out a broadband speed test at home”

Ireland is still in the slow lane when it comes to broadband, according to a new survey, which indicates that more than a third of consumers here have(...)

The Switcher.ie survey indicates that, of those who had to borrow money to pay household bills last year, 35 per cent resorted to using credit cards. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Almost 60 per cent of Irish consumers are forced to dip into their overdrafts, use credit cards or borrow from friends to pay essential household bil(...)

Broadband speeds in some rural areas of Ireland are up to 36 times slower than those in towns and cities, according to a new survey.

Broadband speeds in some rural areas of Ireland are up to 36 times slower than those in towns and cities, a survey by price comparison website Switche(...)

Eoin Clarke: “I try to make sure I’m getting the best deal before I buy a product or service.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m a bit of both, really. However, I am careful about my spending and I do put money into savings each month. Apart fr(...)

“A large percentage of people say their bills are difficult to check for accuracy, which puts them in a vulnerable position.” Photograph: iStock

Most Irish consumers like to think of themselves as being well able to spot a bargain. But the truth is, most of us are useless at working out whethe(...)

The announcement marks the company’s third electricity price decrease in less than two years.

Electric Ireland has announced a cut of 6 per cent to its standard electricity price, shaving €57.75 per year off the average bill. The price drop (...)

A consumer who gets both their gas and electricity from BGE will see their annual energy bill fall by €44.59.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The first salvos in what could be an energy price war have been fired by Bord Gáis Energy. The company has announced plans to shave 2.5 per cent of it(...)