Energy regulator to decide on electricity price rise

Energy regulator to decide on electricity price rise

There are calls for the ESB to reverse plans to raise prices and instead slash them.

Sinn Féin is organising a protest outside the Dáil later to coincide with a meeting of the energy regulator, who wants to increase costs by5% from the start of October.

It recently emerged that 30 households every day have their supply cut off for failing to pay bills.

But Sinn Féin's spokesperson on social protection - Deputy Aengus O'Snodaigh - has said it is "unfair when customers are making a genuine effort".


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