Gas Networks Ireland temporarily limits indoor works in Kildare, Offaly and Laois

In line with the Government’s extra public health measures and reintroduction of restrictions in Kildare, Offaly and Laois, Gas Networks Ireland has limited some of its activities in these areas.

Work requiring entry into occupied properties, such as meter unlocks, meter locks and meter exchanges has been restricted and indoor meter readings have been suspended in the three counties.

New domestic customers can continue to complete the online connection process at or contact our dedicated call centre on 1800 50 40 60.  However, please note that new domestic connection enquiries received from midnight on 7th August that require a staff member to visit a home will not be progressed until restrictions are lifted.

Today’s announcement does not include emergency work, essential support for vulnerable customers or works in support of other services and industries deemed essential by the Government.

As per the Government’s guidelines, these measures are currently in place until midnight Sunday August 23rd.

Gas Networks Ireland’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Ian O’Flynn, said:

"This decision will not impact on customers gas supply, network safety, or our ability to respond to emergencies in Kildare, Offaly and Laois,”  Mr O’Flynn said. “We would like to thank customers for their patience at this time and we will resume all activities once the government guidelines allow.

“The health and safety of our staff and customers remains our primary concern and we hope all those living and working in these three counties stay safe and in good health during these difficult times.”

Gas Networks Ireland is advising customers who would like to submit a meter reading to do so online at or by phoning its Dial-A-Read line on 1800 427 732.

Gas Networks Ireland emergency services continue to operate as normal.  If you smell gas at home or on the street, please call 1800 20 50 50 immediately.