Gas Networks Ireland,
a public body fully owned by the State, owns, operates, develops and maintains the natural gas network in Ireland. Gas Networks Ireland connects all customers to the network regardless of which natural gas supply company the customer chooses. The development and expansion of the natural gas network, including the connection of new towns, is a matter for Gas Networks Ireland. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU),
Ireland’s independent energy regulator, is responsible for the economic regulation of the Irish gas network. CRU is also responsible for gas safety, and for ensuring that measures are in place for monitoring, assessing and managing security of supply. In addition, CRU has a statutory function in relation to customer protection and the resolution of complaints that customers may have with energy companies.