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The end of the beginning: Domestic market share - tmrw. test

The end of the beginning: Domestic market share

With switching rates relatively low (3% for electricity in Q318) and incumbent players still comfortably dominating the markets, you could be forgiven for thinking little is set to change in the Irish domestic supply markets. But we believe a closer look at the regulator’s latest market share figures, with an eye on the wider landscape, suggests a market ripe for new entry and innovation. 

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CRU implements COVID-19 supply suspension scheme

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