About Bord Gáis
Bord Gáis Facts & Figures
Bord Gáis Éireann is a commerical semi-state company with responsibility for the delivery of gas and water infrastructure and services. A commercial enterprise owned by the Irish State, it builds and operates one of the most modern and safe gas networks in the world, connecting all natural gas customers to this network.
Bord Gáis is a major employer in Ireland, providing a dynamic and modern place to work for over 1,200 employees.
Bord Gáis Networks
Bord Gáis Networks, on behalf of Gaslink, develops, operates and maintains the natural gas transmission and distribution networks in the Republic of Ireland and provides gas transportation services to suppliers and shippers. In 2014 the activities of Bord Gáis Networks and Gaslink will be integrated into Gas Networks Ireland, a new subsidiary of the organisation.
Since its establishment, Bord Gáis Networks has developed a national distribution pipeline network of 11,218km and a transmission pipeline network of 2,467km. The transmission system is linked to the UK and Continental gas markets through two Interconnector pipelines with Scotland.
Natural gas is now available in over 160 population centres in 19 counties throughout the country and there are over 666,000 gas users in Ireland.
Irish Water is the new national water utility responsible for providing safe, clean and affordable wate and waste water services to 1.8 million customers in the Republic of Ireland. Established as a subsidiary of Bord Gáis in 2013, Irish Water assumed responsibility for providing public water and waste water services from 34 Local Authorities on January 1st, 2014.
Bord Gáis Management
The Board of Bord Gáis currently consists of seven non-executive members (including the Chairman) who are appointed by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
The Management Team, headed up by the Chief Executive, is responsible for the day to day management of the company.
As a statutory body, Bord Gáis does not have a memorandum or articles of association. Instead, its objects, powers and duties or ‘functions’ and the provisions regulating its exercise of these functions are set out in the Gas Acts 1976 to 2002 and associated legislation. Please refer to our Corporate Governance section for further information.