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Electricity price hike may be first of many ‘rip-offs’ warns SF leader

Government will engage with Electric Ireland on proposed increase, says Taoiseach

Electric Ireland’s plan to increase electricity prices by up to 4 per cent in October could spark price rises across a range of services, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has warned.

  • Marie O’Halloran
  • The Irish Times

In the first Opposition leaders’ questions following the early recall of the Dáil, she said the move would exert further financial strain on families.

“Sinn Féin believes that a freeze on energy prices during the current Covid-19 pandemic should be introduced,” she said.

The electricity company…

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