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# cer - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Gas restored in Mayo and Galway as probe launched into Shell Corrib breach

Clean supply has been restored to a number of area following the incident.

# cer - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

# cer - Friday 28 July, 2017

Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year

It was announced that the Public Service Obligation levy is being increased by 30%.

# cer - Thursday 8 June, 2017

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500

The regulator said it is important that customers know their rights.

# cer - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned

Irish Water and the Commission of Energy Regulation were before the Oireachtas committee today.

# cer - Friday 29 July, 2016

Irish people switch energy provider more than any other country in Europe

Close to 80,000 people switched their electricity provider in the first three months of this year.

# cer - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%

The Commission for Energy Regulation is proposing the increase to the Public Service Obligation levy.

# cer - Monday 21 September, 2015

Irish Water wants the public to tell it what to do

If you’ve wanted to have your say here is your chance.

# cer - Monday 10 August, 2015

Some businesses to get discount on water charges

The cut in price will range from 5-40%.

# cer - Thursday 6 August, 2015

You have to be registered with Irish Water before it will fix a leak

Here’s the latest on what you need to know.

# cer - Monday 23 March, 2015

Plan to take water charges from wages a 'bullying' tactic - Murphy

It’s understood enhanced compliance measures are being considered by the government.

# cer - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Those reduced water charges the government promised have been approved

A €100 meter testing fee was also included in the approved changes.

Has someone called you claiming to be from ESB? It could be a scam

People are being advised to communicate with their suppliers only using the phone numbers provided on their bills.

# cer - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

'Massive time bomb': Public safety at risk as 'thousands' of boilers illegally installed each year

A representation association has called the current system “a sham”.

# cer - Monday 3 November, 2014

Kildare man fined €3,000 for pretending to be a registered electrician

It’s the first prosecution of this kind in Irish history.

# cer - Friday 24 October, 2014

Now you won't be getting your first water bill until the end of January

The deadline for applications has been extended to the end of November.

# cer - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

# cer - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From flushing the loo to a cup of tea - how much will water cost?

What about filling water balloons? How much will that cost?

Is your water undrinkable? You won't have to pay Irish Water for it

You will get charged for your wastewater, however.

A final decision on water charges is expected later today

The Commission for Energy Regulation put the charges out for public consultation in July.

# cer - Thursday 14 August, 2014

More than 1,000 customers had their electricity or gas cut off in June

These disconnections relate to the non-payment of bills.

# cer - Monday 11 August, 2014

Irish Water: It's not fair to compare us to 25-year-old UK utilities

The company was responding to reports that its running costs are likely to double that of its UK counterparts.

# cer - Thursday 7 August, 2014

'If you install a water meter at our house, we will remove it'

Read one County Councillor’s rather feisty letter to Irish Water…

# cer - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Here's how much you'll be expected to pay for water

The Commission for Energy Regulation today published details and confirmed that the government will cover costs of water use for children.

# cer - Monday 28 July, 2014

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

# cer - Saturday 14 June, 2014

More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April Cer

More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April

However, many of these may have been properties deemed vacant.

# cer - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer

The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.

# cer - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year

There has been a decline in disconnection of both gas and electricity, the Commission for Energy Regulation said today.

# cer - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off

That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.

# cer - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013

That’s down significantly on the previous year.

# cer - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Are you a Bord Gáis customer? Expect to see another price increase next month

The company says it expects this to be last adjustment to tariffs of its kind.

# cer - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Did you switch your energy provider last year? More than 300,000 did

Consumers shied away from major electricity suppliers.

# cer - Friday 6 September, 2013

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"

Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.

# cer - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

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

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

# cer - Monday 2 September, 2013

Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month

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

# cer - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills

Latest figures show 82 per cent more gas customers were cut off last year, compared to 2011.

# cer - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

More than 5,800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of non-payment

The figures were compiled by the Commission for Energy Regulation for the period from July to September 2012.

# cer - Friday 15 February, 2013

Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years

Ireland has had the second largest drop in energy consumption in the EU since the financial crisis hit.

# cer - Monday 17 September, 2012

Bad news, consumers: Bord Gáis prices to increase from next month

The move follows similar announcements from Electric Ireland and Airtricity in recent weeks.

# cer - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Explainer: Why energy prices are rising and what you can do to save money Cost Of Living This post contains videos

Explainer: Why energy prices are rising and what you can do to save money

With price hikes announced by Airtricity, Bord Gáis and Electric Ireland recently. We tell you why your gas and electricity is going up and what you can do to save money. Plus share your tips with us.

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