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Calleary urges Govt to address surge in gas & electricity cut-offs

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Fianna Fáil Deputy Dara Calleary has called on the government to address the alarming rise in the number of gas and electricity disconnections in Mayo and across the country. New figures released by the Energy Regulator show that nationally, more than 20,000 homes had their electricity or gas cut off last year because they cannot pay their bills. According to Deputy Calleary, this signals a ‘growing crisis’ among lower and middle-income families who have recently found themselves unable to pay their basic bills. “Last year alone, there was an 82% increase in homes that had their gas supply cut off.  In addition to this, 14,650 households across the country had […]

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