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08th January 2021

Disappointment for consumers as Electric Ireland increase prices by 3.7%

Electric Ireland have today (Friday 8 January 2021) announced they will be increasing their prices by 3.7% from 1 February 2021. This will see the typical Electric Ireland customer needing to find up to an extra £21 per year.

Michael Legg, Head of Energy Policy at The Consumer Council, said: “This news will come as a disappointment to all Electric Ireland consumers especially during a time when many are experiencing increasing pressures on their household budgets.

The Consumer Council’s message is that consumers must shop around to make sure they are on the best deal. To support consumers in the switching process, our website ( has independent energy price comparison tools for households and small businesses. From April – November 2020, over 44,000 consumers already used this tool to help them get the best deal.