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#energy costs

# energy-costs - Saturday 1 October, 2022

Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis price hikes kick in this weekend
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis price hikes kick in this weekend

Sat 6:30 AM 34,983 Views 46 Comments

Increases for Electric Ireland and SSE Airtricity customers comes into effect today.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

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 20,340 Views 29 Comments

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

# energy-costs - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Analysis: Governments must act before energy prices break consumers' backs
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Analysis: Governments must act before energy prices break consumers' backs

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 9:30 AM 21,664 Views 34 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan looks at rising energy prices and possible ways consumers can be helped.

# energy-costs - Monday 5 September, 2022

'Significant intervention is needed': Coalition leaders to meet to discuss rising energy costs
# Budget Supports
# Budget Supports

'Significant intervention is needed': Coalition leaders to meet to discuss rising energy costs

Sep 5th 2022, 1:38 PM 14,917 Views 20 Comments

Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan will bring a memo to Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting setting out a series of options.

# energy-costs - Friday 2 September, 2022

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 36,639 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.

# energy-costs - Monday 29 August, 2022

Rising cost of energy posing threat to viability of businesses, says Ibec
# Rising Energy
# Rising Energy

Rising cost of energy posing threat to viability of businesses, says Ibec

Aug 29th 2022, 2:13 PM 8,814 Views 7 Comments

The lobby group says that energy prices for businesses could rise by four or five times.

# energy-costs - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Poll: Have you cut back on your gas and electricity usage due to rising costs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you cut back on your gas and electricity usage due to rising costs?

Aug 27th 2022, 12:00 PM 36,757 Views 50 Comments

Let us know.

# energy-costs - Monday 22 August, 2022

Taoiseach affirms growing energy demand as electricity cost rises 86%
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach affirms growing energy demand as electricity cost rises 86%

Updated Aug 22nd 2022, 9:14 PM 47,343 Views 72 Comments

New figures from the CSO also showed increases in food and construction prices.

# energy-costs - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia
# Energy
# Energy

Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:43 AM 19,262 Views 32 Comments

BP is the latest energy firm to post bumper earnings as oil and gas prices have soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# energy-costs - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate
# ESRI
# ESRI

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate

Jun 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,929 Views 11 Comments

The estimate is based on energy inflation observed from January 2021 to April 2022.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

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 13,330 Views 29 Comments

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

# energy-costs - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Pensioner has electricity skyrocket to over €3,000 after meter left unread for two years
# Rising Bills
# Rising Bills

Pensioner has electricity skyrocket to over €3,000 after meter left unread for two years

Apr 28th 2022, 6:51 PM 45,871 Views 68 Comments

The massive increase was raised in the Dáil by Independent TD Denis Naughten.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

VAT rate cut from 13.5% to 9% on energy bills until the end of October
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

VAT rate cut from 13.5% to 9% on energy bills until the end of October

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 12:24 PM 22,760 Views 29 Comments

Targeted supports for those on fuel allowance will mean an additional three weeks payment.

# energy-costs - Sunday 10 April, 2022

'I just can't keep my head above water': Your stories of coping with the rising energy costs
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'I just can't keep my head above water': Your stories of coping with the rising energy costs

Apr 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,014 Views 27 Comments
  • The Journal asked readers to share their stories about the impact of rising energy costs.
  • Energy companies, including Bord Gáis, Energia, SSE Airtricity and Electric Ireland, have all recently announced price hikes.
  • The Government is working on measures to deal with rising costs, but has ruled out any further financial support.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

Your stories: How have the rising energy costs impacted your life?
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Your stories: How have the rising energy costs impacted your life?

Apr 6th 2022, 3:00 PM 17,677 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a sense of how Irish households are dealing with the rise in energy prices – here’s how you can take part.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Electric Ireland to raise electricity and gas prices by over 20% from start of May
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Electric Ireland to raise electricity and gas prices by over 20% from start of May

Mar 30th 2022, 12:58 PM 41,683 Views 77 Comments

Electric Ireland is the latest energy provider to announce a price hike.

# energy-costs - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 6:40 PM 12,827 Views 20 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has called for a 0% VAT rate for a period of time on domestic energy bills.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Taoiseach can't rule out Ireland slipping into recession, calls for greater EU flexibility on VAT
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

Taoiseach can't rule out Ireland slipping into recession, calls for greater EU flexibility on VAT

Mar 16th 2022, 5:44 PM 24,554 Views 29 Comments

‘No one can be certain about what will happen over the course of 2022,’ the Taoiseach said.

# energy-costs - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'

Mar 15th 2022, 5:02 PM 14,064 Views 10 Comments

Martin said he expects the European Commission to suggest alternative cost-cutting measures by the end of the month.

# energy-costs - Friday 4 March, 2022

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar

Mar 4th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,914 Views 46 Comments

Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.

# energy-costs - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Opinion: I moved to Brussels after college and I'm not rushing back - Ireland is too expensive
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Opinion: I moved to Brussels after college and I'm not rushing back - Ireland is too expensive

Feb 24th 2022, 1:00 AM 36,048 Views 42 Comments

Young people are locked out of housing and struggling against rising costs in Ireland, writes Conor Brummell.

# energy-costs - Monday 7 February, 2022

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach

Feb 7th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,834 Views 53 Comments

An increase in the €100 electricity credit is widely expected.

# energy-costs - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

Jan 25th 2022, 3:55 PM 26,606 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

# energy-costs - Friday 10 December, 2021

Plan to take €100 off the first electricity bills of 2022 to be discussed by Cabinet next week
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Plan to take €100 off the first electricity bills of 2022 to be discussed by Cabinet next week

Dec 10th 2021, 11:19 AM 20,218 Views 64 Comments

Electricity prices increased by almost 5% in November, up nearly 21% over the 12 months.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 45,973 Views 0 Comments

Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.

# energy-costs - Friday 30 July, 2021

SSE Airtricity to increase electricity prices from September
# Prices
# Prices

SSE Airtricity to increase electricity prices from September

Jul 30th 2021, 2:26 PM 15,374 Views 45 Comments

The price change will see a typical household bill increase by around €3.89 per week for dual fuel customers.

# energy-costs - Monday 8 June, 2015

Competition is finally heating up for power and gas customers
# Electric Shock
# Electric Shock

Competition is finally heating up for power and gas customers

Jun 8th 2015, 4:21 PM 13,121 Views 16 Comments

Energia has cut its rates only a few days after a new player emerged in the market.

# energy-costs - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 171 Views 8 Comments

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# energy-costs - Friday 31 January, 2014

Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase
# Blackout
# Blackout

Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase

Jan 31st 2014, 11:45 PM 12,779 Views 80 Comments

After absorbing the price increase for the winter, Bord Gáis Energy is to add around 50 cent a week to bills.

# energy-costs - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Event aims to draw up a 'People's Charter on Renewable Energy'
# Energy
# Energy

Event aims to draw up a 'People's Charter on Renewable Energy'

Nov 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 4,449 Views 51 Comments

One of the organisers said the government has “little or no long term, coordinated plans in place and is open to whoever wishes to come in and exploit our resources”.

# energy-costs - Friday 11 October, 2013

French court upholds ban on fracking
# Banned
# Banned

French court upholds ban on fracking

Oct 11th 2013, 11:36 AM 4,983 Views 38 Comments

France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.

# energy-costs - Thursday 3 October, 2013

People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:30 AM 4,956 Views 39 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has highlighted energy costs as particularly burdensome for struggling families.

# energy-costs - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week

Sep 3rd 2013, 6:22 PM 7,338 Views 48 Comments

Electric Ireland is to increase the price for residential gas by 2 per cent from the start of October.

# energy-costs - Monday 2 September, 2013

Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month

Sep 2nd 2013, 5:25 PM 4,014 Views 69 Comments

Prices are set to rise by 2 per cent – although Bord Gáis had originally asked for an increase of more than 7 per cent…

# energy-costs - Friday 9 August, 2013

Bord Gáis seeking 7 per cent price hike from October
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Bord Gáis seeking 7 per cent price hike from October

Aug 9th 2013, 7:35 PM 7,748 Views 118 Comments

The move would add almost nine euro per month to the average household winter gas bill.

# energy-costs - Friday 25 May, 2012

Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent
# Recession
# Recession

Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent

May 25th 2012, 7:59 AM 1,098 Views 4 Comments

Around one quarter of people who ask for help are looking for food.