ONE of the three main electricity suppliers has announced a price rise from November.
Airtricity said it will charge households an additional 3.5pc from November 1. It will mean an extra €40 a year for families.
The rise comes after domestic electricity bills already went up by €20 a year to pay for subsidies to supply wind and peat-generated power.
And it comes after a €20 a year rise in gas prices that take effect from next Tuesday.
Energy expert with price comparison site Bonkers.ie, Simon Moynihan, said: “I would say with absolute certainty that Electric Ireland and Bord Gais will increase their electricity prices by the same amount.”