Families can't be left in dark
Published 25/10/2011 | 05:00
More than 400,000 households are having difficulty in paying their energy bills.
That figure includes 108,000 ESB customers, and 103,000 Bord Gais customers, who are 60 days or more in arrears.
In total, those in trouble add up to 240,000 ESB customers, the more than 100,000 Bord Gais customers and 60,000 Airtricity customers in arrears: in other words, roughly one-quarter of the whole, a truly frightening figure.