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#Energy Bills

# energy-bills - Last month October 2022

More financial supports for struggling householders may be announced soon, Ryan indicates
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

More financial supports for struggling householders may be announced soon, Ryan indicates

Oct 19th 2022, 1:46 PM 17,264 Views 5 Comments

The financial aid is set to be part of the upcoming Energy Poverty Strategy Review.

Disconnection moratorium: How will pay-as-you-go customers be impacted this winter?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Disconnection moratorium: How will pay-as-you-go customers be impacted this winter?

Oct 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,959 Views 12 Comments

The matter has been before the Dáil on multiple occasions in the last two weeks.

Minister meeting energy companies to discuss protections for PAYG and vulnerable customers
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Minister meeting energy companies to discuss protections for PAYG and vulnerable customers

Updated Oct 6th 2022, 2:39 PM 6,667 Views 9 Comments

The minister is also discussing customers supports and charges with the service providers.

125,000 Electric Ireland customers in arrears as company told €3m hardship fund is 'pittance'
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

125,000 Electric Ireland customers in arrears as company told €3m hardship fund is 'pittance'

Oct 4th 2022, 1:54 PM 23,155 Views 18 Comments

The company’s hardship fund, which is there to aid customers struggling to pay bills, will be reviewed into the winter.

# energy-bills - This year 2022

All households to receive energy credits worth a total of €600
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

All households to receive energy credits worth a total of €600

Sep 27th 2022, 1:59 PM 15,518 Views 9 Comments

The first credit, worth €200, will be applied to bills in November.

Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'

Sep 14th 2022, 5:11 PM 20,367 Views 29 Comments

Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is not ruling out price caps, but added that he was nervous about it.

Exchequer records surplus of €6.3 billion as coalition plots Budget to tackle cost of living crisis
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Exchequer records surplus of €6.3 billion as coalition plots Budget to tackle cost of living crisis

Updated Sep 2nd 2022, 5:45 PM 36,668 Views 45 Comments

It comes as the ESRI’s senior research officer said that 43% of households could be in energy poverty due to rising prices.

Taoiseach calls energy prices 'off the Richter scale' as Electric Ireland confirms new hike
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Taoiseach calls energy prices 'off the Richter scale' as Electric Ireland confirms new hike

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:40 PM 86,735 Views 200 Comments
Price hikes: SSE Airtricity to increase gas bills by 39% and electricity by 35.4%
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Price hikes: SSE Airtricity to increase gas bills by 39% and electricity by 35.4%

Updated Aug 26th 2022, 4:45 PM 76,610 Views 176 Comments
  • The price increases are set to come into effect on 1 October.
  • SSE Airtricity have said the increases are due to "continued volatility" in the global energy market.
  • The price hikes come as Ireland faces the highest level of inflation in 38 years.
Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF

Jun 1st 2022, 2:24 PM 13,338 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Putin wants western governments to get the blame for rising energy costs.

# energy-bills - Last year 2021

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 36,204 Views 70 Comments

The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax

Oct 12th 2021, 2:50 PM 25,310 Views 39 Comments

Currently those working at home can only claim 10% against their gas and electricity bills.

Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home
# WFH
# WFH

Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home

Oct 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 47,980 Views 29 Comments
  • Budget negotiations to continue this weekend on whether to give a tax break or cash boost to people working from home, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • Concerns raised that increasing the percentage someone can claim back on their bills might encourage people to be less careful about their household energy consumption.
  • The pension and welfare package will be a 'big part' of the Budget next week, says Varadkar

# energy-bills - All time

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years

May 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 37,630 Views 111 Comments

The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills
# Uswitch.ie
# Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills

Apr 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 7,216 Views 49 Comments

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:42 AM 7,781 Views 103 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul say more people are approaching them because they can’t pay their energy bills. Are you one of the people in difficulty?

56pc of Irish homes 'go into debt to pay essential bills'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

56pc of Irish homes 'go into debt to pay essential bills'

Feb 12th 2013, 11:11 AM 6,779 Views 25 Comments

Research from uSwitch says over half of Irish homes have to dip into savings, or borrow money, to make ends meet.

One in four unable to cope with increased energy costs - survey
# Disposable Income
# Disposable Income

One in four unable to cope with increased energy costs - survey

Oct 17th 2011, 9:21 AM 560 Views 11 Comments

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.