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'Can't Understand' Bressie complains about cost of living after 180pc increase on gas bill

He explained that he had to pay €189 for his last billing period but this time, his bill came in at a whopping €531 - an increase of 180pc.

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Niall Breslin. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Niall Breslin. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Niall Breslin. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Bressie has complained about the rising cost of living after receiving a gas bill almost three times higher than what he usually pays.

The Mullingar native, whose real name is Niall Breslin, bought his first house last April after 22 years of renting, but unfortunately it seems like being a homeowner hasn’t lived up to his expectations.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the musician expressed his outrage after he noticed “a bit of a rise” on his most recent gas bill.

He explained that he had to pay €189 for his last billing period but this time, his bill came in at a whopping €531 - an increase of 180pc.

Bressie said that he had no idea why his bill had risen so much as he lives in a small two-bedroom house and “rarely” turns the heating on.

He said: “Just got gas bill. Last period was €189 and this period (same length of time was €531). It’s a small house. Seems a bit of a rise.”

One shocked follower couldn’t believe that the 41-year-old’s gas bill jumped that high in such a short period of time and asked: “Nearly a 200pc rise? That seems crazy, is it possible there's a mistake?”

But Bressie replied: “Possibly. Can’t understand as rarely put heat on.”

In the replies, fans told of how they were experiencing similar issues.

One person said: “That's heartbreaking, mine jumped to €433 for our two-bedroom apartment our last bill, hikes like these hit hard! Got a little family to keep warm and it's just getting more and more expensive.”

Another said: “Ours have been dreadful since January, we’ve paid over €1300. Three bed semi. The heating isn’t on anymore, energy saving lights etc. I think even if I had a million quid I’d fall over at the sight of the bills. Would love to get solar panels but the cost to get them is ridiculous!”

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It comes after Electric Ireland announced that they would be increasing home electricity prices by 23.4pc from May 1 for customers in the Republic of Ireland.

Gas prices will also jump by nearly 25pc from the same date.

Electric Ireland said that for customers in the Republic, the price increase will mean an extra €24.80 per month on the average electricity bill and an extra €18.35 on gas costs per month.

The company has blamed the move on the “unprecedented and sustained volatility of wholesale gas prices."

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