Until 2014 Bord Gáis Éireann consisted of two core businesses: a business that supplied electricity and gas to customers (Bord Gáis Energy) and a business that builds, operates and maintains Ireland’s gas network (Bord Gáis Networks).
The electricity and gas supply business, Bord Gáis Energy, was sold by the Government in Summer 2014. The company name Bord Gáis was included in the sale which raised €1.1bn for the Exchequer.
The remaining gas network business, Bord Gáis Networks, was therefore required to change its name under the terms of the sale. It is now called Gas Networks Ireland or Líonraí Gáis Éireann.
Gas Networks Ireland owns the natural gas network in Ireland and connects all customers to the network. Ensuring public safety is our single most important objective. Because of this, it is important that people know the new name and know the number to call if they smell gas – 1850 20 50 50.
For this reason our new name, Gas Networks Ireland, gives a very simple description of what we do. The cost of the Gas Networks Ireland rebrand is part of the sale of Bord Gáis Energy and is not being paid for by taxpayers or gas customers. The new brand (below) will be used in all public safety campaigns in future. There are also Irish language and dual language versions.