Irish electricity costs 70% more than EU average - KCLR 96FM

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Irish electricity prices are some of the highest in Europe, as reported by Eurostat. 

Daragh Cassidy, Head of Communications at, appeared on KCLR to discuss the state of electricity pricing in Ireland.

Listen to the interview above or look at the main points discussed below.

Main points from the interview

  • Before the energy crisis began, Ireland was one of the top five most expensive countries in the EU for electricity. 
  • Currently, electricity prices in Ireland are over 70% above the EU average.
  • Energy is not taxed as heavily in Ireland compared to other EU countries. This means that the cost of energy in Ireland may be actually higher than it appears compared to European countries. 
  • Daragh has said there is a need for an investigation into why Ireland’s electricity prices are relatively much higher than the rest of the bloc. 
  • There is a guide on the website discussing why energy prices are so high in Ireland, which you can read here

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