Sligo Councillor urges government action following Bord Gáis price hikes

A Sligo Councillor says the government need to step in following Bord Gáis announcing an increase to the average gas and electricity bills

From April 15th, customers gas bills are set to increase by 39 per cent and electricity bill by 27 per cent.

In a statement the company says the move is in response to high global wholesale costs and market volatility, which is expected to continue.

It’s also put in place additional supports for customers who will have difficulties managing their bills, an energy support fund will be established and there will be tailored advice to help customers.

Minister Eamon Ryan has said the changes to Bord Gais energy prices will cost customers in the region of 300 euro.

Speaking to OceanFM News, Sinn Fein Councillor and Mayor of Sligo, Arthur Gibbons says the lowest earners are going to be hit the hardest.