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Generated 6 days ago

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  • We'll soon be able to stream Netflix, Sky Sports and Spotify while abroad

    An agreement between the European Council and European Commission looks set to bring an end to ‘geo-blocking’ in the EU, meaning that citizens will be able to watch Netflix, enjoy Sky Sports and listen to Spotify while travelling.   ‘Geo-blocking’ restricts access to certain content for consumers, based on their location. In December 2015, the European Commission recommended that the practice be ...

Bonkers Money Ltd.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • eir is now offering Sky Sports for €1 per month

    The Premier League title race is heating up, the Champions League knock-out stages are just around the corner and Jürgen Klopp is as crazy as ever. Yes, it’s a great time of year for football fanatics, and it’s about to get a whole lot better. From today, eir is offering Sky Sports for €1 a month for 6 months to new TV customers. Brand new eir TV customers are eligible, as are existing eir broad...

  • Are you applying to the Help to Buy Scheme? Here’s what you need to know

    With more than 2,000 applications received in its first month, the Help to Buy Scheme is off to a roaring start. The Help to Buy Scheme, which came into effect on 3rd January 2017, was designed to help first time buyers acquire the deposit necessary to buy a newly built home. Another goal of the the scheme is to incentivise developers to build more new homes. Under the scheme, first time buyers ...

  • Sky customers will not lose Discovery Channels after all

    A dispute between Discovery Communications and Sky meant that Sky TV customers looked set to lose access to channels such as Animal Planet, Discovery HD, Discovery History, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Shed, Discovery Turbo, DMAX, Eurosport1, Eurosport2, Investigation Discovery, Quest and TLC from today, February 1st. The two media giants were unable to agree terms of a n...

  • Virgin Media announces fibre network expansion for the mid-west

    There was good news for homes and businesses in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary this morning, with the announcement that Virgin Media is to expand its superfast fibre broadband network in the mid-west region. The provider is proud of its lightning-fast broadband speeds, which are the fastest that are widely available in Ireland. Virgin Media's network is available to around 750,000 homes in ...

Bonkers Money Ltd.

Category: Content
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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Energia switches on four new windfarms in time for Christmas

    Windfarms in Long Mountain (27 MWs) and Glenbuck (9 MWs) in Antrim, and Gortfinbar (15 MWs) and Eshmore (7 MWs) in Tyrone are now providing power to households throughout the island of Ireland. Energia’s 95 MW windfarm in Meenadree in Donegal was switched on in September, meaning that the supplier has added a total of 153 MWs of green energy capacity in the last four months – enough to power 100,...

  • ESB will recall 27,000 electricity meters due to fault that can lead to overcharging

    ESB Networks has issued 27,000 letters to domestic customers to advise them that they may have faulty meters. The meters, which were installed between 2007 and 2008, are found mainly in apartment blocks built from that time. Although all 27,000 meters will be recalled, it is likely that only around 1,700 of these meters are faulty according to Bernadine Maloney, Corporate Communications and Publ...

  • bonkers.ie EXCLUSIVE – free €50 One4All voucher for new Virgin Media Tripleplay customers

    It’s a great time to sign up to one of Virgin Media’s popular broadband, TV and home phone bundles with bonkers.ie! Since the turn of the year, the provider has been offering a €60 Netflix voucher, along with its long-standing €300 discount to new Tripleplay customers. And now there's a €50 One4All voucher being thrown into the mix, but only for customers who sign up with bonkers.ie. Virgin Med...

  • What are your bank’s rules for fee-free banking?

    The Central Bank recently revealed that there were over 5,000 customer complaints made about current account fees in the first half of 2016. With some banks charging €48 a year in maintenance fees and others charging 35 cent every time you take cash out of an ATM, the high level of complaints may not surprise you. Despite the re-introduction of current account fees over the last few years, all of...

  • What would you do with an €88.5 million EuroMillions win?

    The EuroMillions is really hard to win. The odds of scooping the top prize are 140 million to one. That's as long as a phone number - with area code attached. It’s why the prizes are so huge, with the biggest haul ever clocking €190 million which was picked up by an anonymous winner in Portugal in 2014. Irish people have been pretty lucky though – the jackpot has been won in Ireland 10 times so f...

  • Announcing the first ever bonkers.ie Awards

    Note: full details are available now at bonkersawards.ie The number of consumers shopping around for better value home utilities has increased by 33% in the last year and Ireland’s banks, energy suppliers, broadband & TV providers and insurance companies are constantly coming up with new ways to provide value to their customers. At bonkers.ie, we are the crossroad at which many consumers make so...

  • The CER has renewed its accreditation of bonkers.ie for a fifth consecutive year

    In 2012, bonkers.ie became the first energy price comparison website in Ireland to be accredited by the Commission for Energy Regulation, and today, that accreditation has been renewed for a fifth consecutive year. After the Irish energy market was deregulated in 2011, the CER created a framework for the accreditation of price comparison websites to ensure that customers could have complete confi...

  • Irish property prices have increased by 50 per cent since 2013

    Figures published by the Central Statistics Office this week show that property prices have been steadily increasing nationwide since March 2013, with the recovery in Dublin beginning in May 2012. The landmark 50% recovery in property prices was reached in November 2016 – the most recent date for which figures are available. The latest Residential Property Price Index also shows that property pr...

  • New Flogas deal means energy savings of more than €400 now available for average households

    Flogas has today launched a new gas deal which offers a 22% discount for customers paying by direct debit. The new deal, which has the largest discount ever made available by Flogas, could save an average household €176 on their gas bills in the coming year. When the offer is combined with the best electricity deal in the marketplace, total household energy savings could reach €402 for an average...

  • What is your bank charging for contactless payments?

    Recent research by BOI Payment Acceptance found that 57% of Irish consumers now use contactless at least once a week, with many saying that they would love to see the €30 limit, which was introduced in the 2016 Budget, increased further. According to the findings, the main reason people love contactless is because it’s quick, but interestingly, many also cited low bank charges as another advantag...

  • Energy suppliers are now offering up to €180 cashback to attract new customers

    Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland, Energia and SSE Airtricity are all offering cash or account credit to new customers who choose to switch. With Christmas credit card bills rolling in, New Year budgeting on the mind and big winter energy bills to worry about, many households may be tempted to opt for the biggest cashback offer when choosing a new supplier. However, it’s important to consider the...

  • It’s National Cut Your Energy Costs Day!

    Today is “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day”, which may sound like something we’ve just made up, but it really is a thing! In fact, National Cut Your Energy Costs Day has been around for quite a while, and although we haven’t been able to find out who came up with the idea originally, it was officially recognised back in 2005 when it got its very own entry in Chase’s Calendar of Events. And you ...

Bonkers Money Ltd.

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Generated 4 months ago

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  • SIRO announces €40m investment in its fibre broadband rollout

    Last month, SIRO revealed that Drogheda, Dundalk and Letterkenny are the next three communities in line for its superfast broadband rollout, thanks to a new partnership with Digiweb. And now, the company, which is also partnered with Vodafone, has committed to investing €40m in its rollout to Mullingar, Newbridge, Ennis, Portlaoise, Drogheda and Carlow. This means that the company will be provid...

  • 11 things we learned from Virgin Media's Digital Insights Report

    The folks at Virgin Media have been busy keeping up with the Irish. This morning, the company revealed the findings of its third Digital Insights Report in a jam-packed Science Gallery hall in front of a healthy representation of the nation’s media. The report is a bit like a ‘State of the Union’ address for Ireland’s digital landscape. Everything from our satisfaction with our broadband to how ...

  • eir vs Sky vs Virgin Media vs Vodafone – how do they compare?

    If I was to ask you what you look for in a broadband plan, what would you say? You’d want it to be fast and reliable, right? And not too expensive? Maybe you’d like to see if there are any nice sign-up up bonuses too. Sometimes, these can be very nice indeed! There a lots of other nitty-gritty details such as landline minutes, HD compatibility and extra TV channels that might be of interest to y...

Bonkers Money Ltd.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Electric Ireland announces price cut for all gas customers

    In a welcome pre-winter move, Electric Ireland has announced that it will cut gas prices on 1st October for all customers. The price cut, which will see gas unit rates come down by 5%, also means that Electric Ireland will offer Ireland’s lowest standard gas unit rate. Currently, Electric Ireland customers pay around €938 per year for gas. Today’s price cut will bring annual bills down to €899 a...

  • The best student bank accounts for 2016

    Freshers' Week is on its way and thousands of new students are beginning the great college journey. It’s a fantastic time with plenty of exciting decisions to make and things to do … like which societies and clubs to join, which events to attend, which are the best nights out. Then there are some jobs that do need to be done but aren’t much fun. Like setting up a student bank account... Now we kn...

  • PSO Levy increase to be reduced

    Why is the PSO Levy increasing? The PSO Levy is a government subsidy which supports renewable energy generation in Ireland and helps secure the nation’s energy supply. Since last year, it has been charged at a rate of €68.20 but, due to falling wholesale prices, an increase is necessary. You see, some renewable electricity generators are part of a scheme called REFIT and are guaranteed a certain...

Bonkers Money Ltd.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • TV3’s Autumn Schedule: Three Shows Smart Savers Will Love

    When Liberty Global purchased TV3 for €80 million last July, we were excited to see what new direction Ireland’s largest commercial television broadcaster would take under its new management. Today, we saw fresh signs of the station’s big plans as a wide and exciting range of new programmes and faces were revealed at TV3’s autumn schedule launch at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. There were anno...

Bonkers Money Ltd.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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