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  • Win two tickets to Ireland Legends vs England Legends with eir

    St. Patrick’s Day is just a week away and we’re giving you the chance to spend the day watching the likes of Paul O’Connell and Gordon D’Arcy roll back the years at the RDS.Ireland Legends are set to take on England Legends in the RDS at 6pm on March 17th, in what has become a hugely popular annual tradition.We are delighted to be giving away two tickets to the rugby match, including access to the...

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  • BoxNation is now available to all eir Sport customers

    eir has taken another step in its quest to be the dominant broadband and TV provider for Ireland’s sports fans by adding BoxNation to the eir Sport pack.BoxNation becomes the seventh channel available on the pack, joining eir Sport 1, eir Sport 2, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and BT Sport ESPN.eir Sport is currently available for free to eir broadband customers and just last month, the ...

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  • Apple Pay arrives in Ireland for KBC and Ulster Bank customers

    Apple Pay has finally reached Irish shores! The app allows you to pay for goods and services online or at point-of-sale on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. It is the latest leap forward in banking technology in Ireland, following the launch of Android Pay last December.Who can use Apple Pay?Apple Pay is now available to KBC and Ulster Bank current account and credit card holders and it works with...

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  • Why are fixed rate mortgages on the rise?

    The net value of fixed rate mortgage drawdowns has been increasing steadily since the beginning of 2015. According to the Central Bank, there was a net increase of €657 million in the value of fixed rate mortgages drawn down between October and December last year and, in annual terms, there was a net increase of €1.6 billion - or 21.3% - recorded between 2015 and 2016. In fact, fixed rate loans ...

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  • Hive Active Heating is now available for free from Bord Gáis Energy

    What is Hive?The Hive Active Heating controller is the latest smart thermostat to hit the Irish market and it is now available free from Bord Gáis Energy.Developed by British Gas, the first Hive Active Heating controller was launched in the UK three years ago and has since been redesigned, updated and has won multiple awards.Irish customers will likely have heard of Hive though ads from UK TV feat...

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  • VIDEO: Your weekly bonkers.ie round-up, March 10th

    On this week's episode of bonkers.ie TV, we talk Apple Pay, the addition of BoxNation to the eir Sport pack and an exciting rugby ticket giveaway. We also reveal the winner of two VIP tickets to the bonkers.ie Awards on March 30th. Enjoy!bonkers.ie is a personal finance and price comparison website in Ireland that compares the best broadband and home phone deals, electricity deals, credit card off...

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  • Want to win two VIP tickets to the bonkers.ie Awards and a stay in the Shelbourne Hotel?

    There are just over three weeks to go until the inaugural bonkers.ie Awards and we’re inviting you to have your say on who should win the Best Customer Service category. By casting your vote, you will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to the black-tie ceremony in the Round Room at The Mansion House on March 30th, as well as a one-night stay in the Shelbourne Hotel. How can I enter? To e...

  • VIDEO: Weekly round-up, March 3rd

    On this week's bonkers.ie round-up, we look at Bord Gáis Energy's new market-leading discounts, how to avoid overpaying for a personal loan, how to win two VIP tickets to the bonkers.ie Awards on March 30th and more! Enjoy! bonkers.ie is a personal finance and price comparison website in Ireland that compares the best broadband and home phone deals, electricity deals, credit card offers, savings...

  • bonkers.ie attends Guaranteed Irish re-brand with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

    Guaranteed Irish has announced fresh goals and a new programme of activities for the next two years. The brand, which acts as a stamp of authenticity for companies that have chosen Ireland as their base, is aiming to triple its membership over the next two years by placing a new emphasis on the tech, design, pharma and agriculture sectors. Guaranteed Irish currently boasts over 300 members (incl...

  • How to make the right decision when taking out a home improvement loan

    1 - Personal loans can be really confusing, even science says so Recent research carried out by the ESRI’s Price Lab division found that consumers are easily confused into making bad decisions when taking out personal loans. It turns out that consumers often make loan decisions based solely on the monthly repayment amount and don’t fully consider the overall cost of the loan. This can quickly le...

  • Bord Gáis Energy launches new market-leading dual fuel discount

    Winter is really overstaying its welcome this year, isn’t it? We’ve had Storm Doris and Storm Ewan in the last few days and temperatures across the country look set to stay in single digits for the next while. You don’t need me to tell you that low temperatures usually mean high bills! But there was some timely news from Bord Gáis Energy this morning, with the launch of a brand new market-leadi...

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  • Storm Doris: how to stay safe and up-to-date during a power outage

    Storm Doris paid an unwelcome visit to Irish shores last night and has left over 50,000 homes across the country without electricity. Power outages are never welcome and can leave those affected with countless questions: 'When will my power return?', 'How do I stay safe?', Should I unplug my fridge during an outage?'. Thankfully, ESB Networks provides plenty of useful information to help you sta...

  • Irish consumers stand to benefit as businesses go digital

    Virgin Media Business’ latest report has found that Irish businesses are expecting strong employment and revenue growth in 2017, as they embrace new digital platforms. And it’s not just businesses that stand to benefit from the increasingly connected economy - Irish consumers can expect to have their feedback heard and enjoy an improved experience from their service providers over the coming year...

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  • Electric Ireland want customers to #StayHappy in 2017

    Gloria Hunniford has been an Electric Ireland customer for fifteen years, and she wants everyone to know how the supplier has managed to keep her so happy for so long. I had the pleasure of interviewing Gloria yesterday and I kicked off our conversation by asking her for her top savings tips for 2017. Savings tips for 2017 Gloria is a woman bursting with wisdom and wit and, across our wide-rang...

  • The truth about ATM withdrawal fees

    That little hole in the wall could be burning a big hole in your pocket. Every time you take cash out of an ATM, your bank may be charging you as much as 35 cent in fees and the Government could be charging you an additional 12 cent in stamp duty. So, that tenner you grabbed on the go this morning might actually have cost you 47 cent in fees. That’s a premium of nearly 5%, just for the privilege...

  • Celebrating the bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards

    Since announcing that the first ever bonkers.ie Awards would take place on 30th March 2017, we’ve been delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response! The Awards, which will be held in the historic Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House, will celebrate excellence in customer value across 13 important consumer product categories. The decision to host this the bonkers.ie Awards was made to recogn...

  • CER: Most energy customers are not on the best plan available to them

    The CER has today published the findings of its review of the level of competition in the Irish gas and electricity markets. The regulator has found that there is a healthy level of competition in the marketplace, prices are gradually falling and that customers are generally satisfied with the service they are receiving. However, the CER has expressed concern that most people are not on the best ...

  • KBC confirms that it will stay in Ireland

    KBC has made a fresh long-term commitment to Ireland, following a net profit increase of €152m between 2015 and 2016 and the addition of 70,000 new customers over the last 12 months. This morning's news will be welcomed by KBC's 1,000 employees in Ireland as well as its customers, who can look forward to a brand new "digital-first customer-centric" strategy from the bank. Digital-first strategy ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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