My local supplier here also allows on-line meter readings now, although they have a toll-free number to call them in as well which is what I use. I don't think my meter has been read by an "official" meter reader in over 2 years. Most of our meters are inside, which makes it harder, of course.
You might want to put on your shades before following this link -- their color scheme is a little garish! www.txuenergi.co.uk/Domestic/home.asp
Re the ESB rates, Ireland changed to the new "Euro" currency at the beginning of the year. At the moment, 1 Euro = U.S. $0.932, so .0952 is approx. 8.9 U.S. cents before tax.
There's a handy currency converter here: www.xe.com/ucc
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 05-12-2002).]