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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# cold comfort

All time
Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022
A report by
Ian Curran
The arrival of freezing temperatures in parts of Europe will likely increase European demand for natural gas.
The arrival of freezing temperatures in parts of Europe will likely increase European demand for natural gas.
While the forecast for Ireland is comparatively mild, supplies of gas are in relatively short supply across Europe due to a number of factors.
This could further increase wholesale gas prices, in turn, fueling electricity and gas bill hikes as soon as January.
# cold comfort
Nacewa braced for 'Test match' intensity from Montpellier to heat up RDS
Meanwhile, head coach Leo Cullen is enthusiastic about the form and fitness of Jonathan Sexton.
# braving it
In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims
Conditions were Baltic – but thousands still turned out for the annual festive dips.
# cold comfort
Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good
The government’s rent-control measures were announced last week.
# cold comfort
Storm funding: Who gets what for New Year devastation
Damage repair monies announced by Phil Hogan – but funding for new coastal protection works still being considered.
# cold comfort
Mick O’Dowd: ‘We have reconnected the Meath people with the Meath team’
The Royal County chief believes his team has plenty to build on after their elimination from the Qualifiers.
# cold comfort
Deans dejected after Scotland shock
Deans bristled at suggestions the Wallabies disrespected the Scots by scheduling a Test match four days before the first game against Wales.
# what if
Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice
Will Greenwood was on the whistle as skaters from both countries faced off.
# cold comfort
Irish endurance swimmers take double gold at World Winter Championships
Jerry Kiersey and Rachel Doyle claimed top honours in the 450 metre event in Jurmala, Riga.