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DECEMBER 11 2014

Sky launches fibre broadband

by in TV, Broadband & Home Phone Market Watch

11 Dec 2014: Sky launches fibre broadband

Sky has today announced the launch of Sky Fibre broadband. The new Sky Fibre product will be available to around 1 million households across Ireland from January. Sky Fibre broadband will offer speeds of up to 100 Mbps with what Sky…

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DECEMBER 06 2014

UPC acquires WiFi operator Bitbuzz

by in TV, Broadband & Home Phone

06 Dec 2014: UPC acquires WiFi operator Bitbuzz

Leading TV and broadband provider UPC has acquired WiFi operator BitBuzz. The terms of the deal are as yet unconfirmed, but there is speculation that UPC paid up to €6M for the company. Bitbuzz’s main business is the provision of…

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DECEMBER 05 2014

Are fixed price energy plans a good bet?

by in Gas & Electricity

05 Dec 2014: Are fixed price energy plans a good bet?

Bord Gáis Energy has launched a series of fixed price energy plans. That might not seem like a big deal, but it’s actually a bit of a milestone because we’ve only seen fixed price deals once before in Ireland, and…

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DECEMBER 01 2014

One Big Switch is back – how does it stack up this time?

by in Gas & Electricity

01 Dec 2014: One Big Switch is back – how does it stack up this time?

You might remember One Big Switch. They created a big splash when they launched their Big Energy Switch back in February. It was the first time a campaign like it had been seen in Ireland and over 60,000 people signed…

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Market Watch
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NOVEMBER 17 2014

Electric Ireland price cut effective today

by in Gas & Electricity Market Watch

17 Nov 2014: Electric Ireland price cut effective today

A price cut announced by Electric Ireland on 9th October takes effect today. The price cut will see the Electric Ireland standard unit rate for electricity go from 17.01 cent to 16.59 cent ex-VAT - a drop of 2.47%. The…

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NOVEMBER 14 2014

Closing days for cashback energy deals

by in Gas & Electricity

14 Nov 2014: Closing days for cashback energy deals

Cashback offers of up to €55 are currently available for new energy customers – but most are set to expire this weekend. Customers looking to lock in better deals as the cold weather sets in typically make this the busiest…

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NOVEMBER 05 2014

Free Nest deal for Electric Ireland customers announced at Web Summit

by in Gas & Electricity Market Watch

05 Nov 2014: Free Nest deal for Electric Ireland customers announced at Web Summit

The Web Summit has become known for big deals and big reveals and this year is proving to be no exception. Tony Fadell, the founder and CEO of Nest Labs, may not be a household name in Ireland yet, but…

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NOVEMBER 04 2014

UPC launches new winter offers with unlimited calls to mobiles

by in TV, Broadband & Home Phone Market Watch

04 Nov 2014: UPC launches new winter offers with unlimited calls to mobiles

UPC has come out fighting for the Christmas market with a range of special offers based around its improved Horizon service and unlimited calls to mobiles. The company, which has set a blistering pace with consumer broadband speeds of up…

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OCTOBER 30 2014

AIB announces cut in mortgage interest rates

by in Mortgages Market Watch

30 Oct 2014: AIB announces cut in mortgage interest rates

AIB has today announced that it will cut mortgage interest rates for new and existing customers. The rate cuts will affect variable and fixed interest rates for owner occupier mortgages. AIB will cut variable mortgage interest rates by up to 0.25%.…

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OCTOBER 24 2014

So we don't need rent control in Ireland?

by in Property

24 Oct 2014: So we don't need rent control in Ireland?

We don’t need rent control here in Ireland. That’s what the Private Residential Tenancies Board said this week. Interestingly enough, a couple of months ago they also said that rents in Dublin went up by 10.5% in the year between…

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