Minister Hogan underestimating cost of water charges –, the online store which specialise in products that save energy and conserve water, has estimated that households with five people are likely to pay close to 700 Euro a year in water charges, and not an annual bill of €450 as stated recently by Minister Phil Hogan. The report (Water Charges Made Simple – […]

Government Coalition Partners at Odds on Water Rate Introduction Date – How can we counter Water Rates and Save Money?

The coalition partners seem to be at odds with each other over the impending introduction of water rates in Ireland. At a time when many of us have recently received our Property Tax letters from Revenue more gloom news was on the horizon last week when Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan seemed to confirm […]

Countering the Energy Rate Increases

At a time when thousands of Irish householders are struggling to make energy bill repayments the Commission for Energy Regulation have granted Bord Gais permission to increase gas rates by 8.5% from October 1st 2012. “This is another difficult decision for the Irish consumer to take” according to Colm Griffin of,  an Irish company which specialise in the […]