Saturday 21 April 2018

Residents get a shock reading electricity bills

RESIDENTS of an urban street were "shocked" after receiving huge electricity bills.

Business owners and householders on Church Lane in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, thought they had received the local council's entire bill for its Christmas decorations in recent days.

Second-hand bookstore owner David Faughnan said he nearly fainted when he received a bill for €11,061.

Mr Faughnan, who owns Universal Books, said he has tried to contact Electric Ireland to get the matter sorted but still hasn't received a reply.

"I have contacted them three times but still haven't got it sorted," he said.

A spokesman for Electric Ireland said the matter was being investigated but advised people who had received large bills to contact them.

Irish Independent

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