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 Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan told the  Dáil the Government will ‘need to do more’ to respond to soaring prices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nothing is being ruled out in efforts to help households with the cost-of-living crisis but additional measures will not just be looking at the Govern(...)

Electric Ireland, the retail arm of State utilities provider ESB, blamed the price hike on rising wholesale prices internationally.

Electric Ireland has become the latest energy supplier to announce a major price hike in the face of soaring oil and gas prices internationally. The (...)

Leo Varadkar said  the State’s response to the energy crisis had been significant and ‘much greater than the response in Northern Ireland and by Sinn Féin in particular’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will give consideration to further actions to help people and businesses with rising energy costs, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. Ho(...)

Refugees  waiting  to be transferred to a train station after crossing the Ukrainian border into Poland. Resettling those fleeing war-torn Ukraine could cost $30bn in the first year alone. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

It is perhaps trite to talk about the economic fallout from the Ukraine crisis when Russia’s war machine is intent on maximising civilian casualties a(...)

 Pierre Zakrzewski (L) with colleagues in Kyiv, Ukraine. Zakrzewski was recalled as a ‘a truth-teller’ and a ‘free spirit’ by his brothers. Photograph: Fox News via The New York Times

It’s a week in which the country celebrates its national holiday, but it’s hard to feel much joy. On Tuesday, bulletins carry the dreadful news about (...)

Price hikes will doubtlessly bring more scrutiny on carbon tax increases due in May – and while the Green Party will not tolerate any deviation from that path, it may emerge as a bone of contention at budget time.

The surge in energy prices driven by the war in Ukraine is hammering consumers, with steep price hikes by Bord Gáis an indication of even more pain co(...)

Bord Gáis Energy said the increases would add around €350 a year to the average household’s annual gas bill and €340 to the average annual electricity bill. File photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

An “astronomical” increase in the cost of domestic energy announced by one of the State’s leading providers will be replicated by other companies, con(...)

Bord Gáis Energy announced that from the middle of next month gas and electricity bills are to climb by 39% and 27% respectively. File photograph: Getty

The timing of the “astronomical and unprecedented” hike in gas and electricity prices announced by Bord Gáis Energy on Tuesday afternoon was almost as(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  said:  ‘It’s a new reality, a reality brought about by war in Europe.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will consider further supports for people hit by energy price rises, but the Taoiseach Micheál Martin has cautioned that people cannot (...)

Gas storage tanks. Wholesale prices were on the rise before Russia invaded Ukraine and have now spiked higher.

The big increase in gas and electricity prices announced by Bord Gáis on Tuesday reflects increases on the wholesale market for gas – where Irish supp(...)

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