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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

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# Refund
$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting
Woman discovered the error when someone interested in buying her home queried her utility charges.
# Bills Bills Bills
Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled
Almost 7,000 customers had their gas or electricity disconnected in the first three months of this year.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Monday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you up to date with your bills?
A new survey says that 47 per cent of consumers struggle to pay all of their bills on time. Are you up-to-date with your bills?
# Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank will pay utility bills for some customers
The bank is still struggling to clear a backlog of payments.
# Recession
Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent
Around one quarter of people who ask for help are looking for food.
# Lights out
'Eternal Flame' snuffed out over unpaid gas bill
Gas company cut off the supply over a €7,000 debt.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you in favour of water charges?
Water charges will be good for the environment but will also mean another household bill for homeowners (and tenants). So what do you think – good thing or not?
# Bills Bills Bills
Utility firms recover €440,000 in unpaid bills
However, the number of legal actions against householders has dropped significantly since last year.
# Electricity
Pre-paid electricity meters rolled out for customers in arrears
The new pre-payment meters are aimed at those who are in arrears and having trouble paying their gas or electricity bills.
# disposable income
One in four unable to cope with increased energy costs - survey
The latest Disposable Income Tracker by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows families’ concerns over making ends meet and heating their homes this winter.
# Bord Gais
Bord Gáis to announce large hikes in electricity and gas prices
The increases will push average household bills up by more than €300 a year, according to reports.
# Europe
Making mobile calls when abroad now costs less
The cost of roaming calls in Europe is now cheaper thanks to EU rules.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed.
# 100 Days
15 days, 15 bills: Government's race to publish laws
After today there are 15 days of Dáil sittings before Summer – and 15 laws the government said it expected to publish.
# Crime
Shatter publishes new Bill to tackle white collar crime
The justice minister says the bill will reduce delays in prosecutions, targeting offences in banking, fraud and cybercrime.
# Broke
One million people live on €70 or less a month after the bills are paid: survey
A new survey uncovers some shocking statistics including that 428,000 believe they have no future for their families in Ireland because of the economic downturn.