Deputy McHugh questions differences between electricity costs North and South

Donegal North East Deputy Joe McHugh says he'll be using an Oireachtas Communications Committee meeting this morning to question the differences between electricity costs North and South.

Deputy McHugh says a new Public Service Obligation levy on all ESB bills will bring the average bill in the republic 15% higher than across the border.

He says while the government says it is committed to competition, the ESB is being prevented by the Energy Regulator from matching the prices set by private entrants into the market.

He says that's an issue he intends to explore when the regulator appears before the committee this morning:

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