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Cavan councillor calls for cap on unit price of electricity

Sep 15, 2022 13:55 By News Northern Sound
Cavan councillor calls for cap on unit price of electricity
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'I know a butcher whose energy bill has gone up from €4,000 to €11,000'

Cllr Brendan Fay called for a cap on the unit price of electricity during this week's meeting of Cavan County Council

He was speaking about the possible introduction of a €200 credit in Budget '23 for households to help with energy costs.

Cllr Fay said such a move would not go far enough and the unit price of electricity needed to be capped.

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He pointed out that electricity prices in Ireland have gone up by 200-300 per cent over the last 18 months while energy companies profit on the back of it.

Cllr Fay said it was time for a pro-active approach on the matter because many people - across all sectors - were at their wits end over the rising costs of energy.

"People can conserve this way and it means the Government can't say that it is writing a black cheque to the energy companies that are making millions and millions of profits," he continued.

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"We have to do something; bills are gone sky high.

"I know a butcher whose energy bill has gone up from €4,000 to €11,000."

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