Here are the winners at this year's bonkers.ie Awards
Daragh Cassidy
Head Writer

The awards, now in their eighth year, took place in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin and were hosted by radio star and comedian Oliver Callan.

Our annual awards are always a big night in the bonkers.ie calendar!

The awards are about celebrating companies that provide exceptional value and service to consumers in Ireland and this year there were over 30 companies represented in 17 award categories. 

These were our biggest awards yet and we didn't hold back with the celebrations at the black-tie extravaganza. 

The event was presided over by Irish radio star and comedian Oliver Callan who assumed the mantle with aplomb for the first time. 

Speaking about the event, the founder and Group CEO of bonkers.ie, David Kerr said: "The past year has been tough for consumers with continued mortgage rate hikes, high energy prices and a steep rise in the cost of living to contend with. So this year’s awards were important as they recognise the companies that went above and beyond for consumers in another challenging year."

The winners

PTSB, Vodafone, Rural WiF and Revolut were some of the big winners on the night. 

PTSB won two awards: best innovation for PTSB Protect as well as best community or charity engagement for The PTSB Community Fund which has raised hundreds of thousands for worthy causes over the past year. 

Vodafone picked up the award for best broadband provider as well as the award for best rewards or loyalty programme for Vodafone Fantastic Days.

Rural WiFi won best customer service for the second year running, with the judges commending the company's small but focussed team which takes a hugely customer-centric approach to all aspects of its business.  

Revolut picked up the award for best current account for the first time, as well as the highest accolade of the evening: the grand prix for best consumer business 2024.

In the insurance categories, Royal London won best mortgage protection provider for a record sixth year in a row while Zurich Life won best term insurance provider.

Commenting on The Grand Prix winner, Chairperson of the judging panel, Bobby Kerr said: "Tonight’s winner is a relatively new entrant to its sector yet in a short space of time it has massively disrupted the industry and become a household name, a verb, and an essential service to so many Irish people, which is a massive achievement. No pun intended when we say it has revolutionised the banking sector.”   

Category

Winner

Best credit card

An Post Money Flex Credit Card

Best mortgage for switchers

Avant Money

Best rewards or loyalty programme

Vodafone Fantastic Days

Best community or charity engagement

The PTSB Community Fund

Best term insurance provider

Zurich Life

Best sim-only deal

GoMo

Best gas provider

Bord Gáis Energy

Best broadband provider

Vodafone

Best innovation/new feature

PTSB Protect

Best mortgage protection provider

Royal London Ireland

Best mortgage for first-time buyers

Bank of Ireland

Best retrofit service

SSE Airtricity

Best bundle

Sky

Best electricity provider

Electric Ireland

Best current account

Revolut

Best customer service

Rural WiFi

Grand Prix: Best consumer business 2024

Revolut

Charity auction 

The evening also saw a charity auction for a beautifully framed, Irish Grand Slam rugby jersey signed by the entire squad, including Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls, both of whom we said goodbye to in 2023.  

All the proceeds went to Gerri's place, a non-profit social enterprise that provides holistic support and breaks for people who need time and space to focus on their emotional and mental wellbeing. 

And we're delighted to say that €2,600 was raised for the worthy cause.  

Competition 

During the awards we ran a competition giving attendees the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to go see Michael McIntyre in the 3Arena. To be in with a chance of winning guests just had to tweet using the hashtag #BonkersAwards or tag us on instagram.

We'd lots of great engagement on the night but there could only be one winner...

Congratulations to Sam Lee - we hope you enjoy your prize!  

Thank you!

On behalf of the entire bonkers.ie team, we'd like to thank everyone who came to the awards ceremony and who helped make it such a special occasion.

We'd also like to thank our hosts, the Round Room, our presenter Oliver Callan, and our esteemed panel of judges.

These awards, which have grown in size and stature each year, are so important because they help consumers make better informed decisions by showcasing the companies that go the extra mile and provide excellent value to consumers in Ireland.

We look forward to doing it all again next year!