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Electricity and Gas

ESB is going to spend shedloads of money changing its name to the very silly sounding Electric Ireland. It's also got the cheapest rates in the market, so it's time to switch back from Airtricity or Bord Gais.

Definitely switch tariffs and payment options if you're an existing customer. The ESB's new gas deal isn't so hot. It's a bit rubbish actually. Stick with Flogas for the best prices. We've totted up a bill for someone spending €1,200 per year on electricity and a further €1,200 per year on gas. Figures from bonkers.ie:


Best: ESB Electric Ireland's SuperSaver Direct Debit & Online Billing -- €1,049.44 per year

Avoid: Standard ESB -- €1,200

Saving: €150.56 per year


Best: Flogas Natural Gas's New Customer Option B -- €1,041.02 per year

Avoid: Bord Gais Standard -- €1,200

Combined savings on gas and electricity: €309.54

Contact: www.flogasnaturalgas.ie or 1850 306 800 for gas and www.esbelectricireland.ie or 1850 30 50 90 for the lecky