Legal Statement

Disclaimer – EirGrid Group

On June 20th 2001, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) issued a Transmission System Operator (TSO) Licence to EirGrid plc pursuant to Section 14 (1) (e) of the Electricity Regulation Act, 1999, as inserted by Regulation 32 of Statutory Instrument (SI) No. 445 of 2000 - European Communities (Internal Market in Electricity) Regulations 2001.  Please note:  SI No 60 of 2005, the European Communities (Internal Market in Electricity) Regulations 2005, came into effect on 5th February 2005 and contains amendments to SI 445/2000 and the 1999 Act. Further amendments have been made by Energy (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 2006, Electricity Regulation (Amendment) (Single Electricity Market) Act 2007, Electricity Regulation (Amendment) (EirGrid) Act 2008 and SI No 59 of 2009, European Communities (Internal Market in Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2009. To view these documents please see our Library.

From July 1st 2006, EirGrid plc has assumed the role of Transmission System Operator and Market Operator. Pursuant to Electricity Regulation (Amendment) (Single Electricity Market) Act 2007 which provided for the establishment of the Single Electricity Market on an all-island basis, EirGrid together with SONI Ltd, Market Operator in Northern Ireland, operate the wholesale electricity market in Ireland known as SEMO (Single Electricity Market Operator).

Accordingly please note any references on this website to ESB National Grid (ESBNG), which previously had these roles, shall be read as references to EirGrid, which from July 1st 2006 is the legal entity with full responsibility for the Transmission System Operator functions.

The EirGrid Group website contains general and technical information, which is subject to change from time to time without notice.

Whilst it strives to ensure as high a level of accuracy as possible, EirGrid Group makes no warranties or representations of any kind with respect to: (a) the content of this website (including without limitation its quality, accuracy, and completeness), or (b) the content of any other website referred to or accessed by means of a hypertext link through this website.

Use of this website and the information it contains is at the user's own risk.

EirGrid Group does not accept liability for any loss or damage arising from use of this website or reliance on the information it contains.

EirGrid Group accepts no liability for the information provided by any third party sites.

The information contained in any map published on this website concerning the location and technical designation of the gas distribution and transmission network (the “Information”) is provided ‘as is’ and no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, is made in relation to the Information and all such representations or warranties, express or implied, in relation to the Information are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.  No responsibility, liability or duty of care to you or to any other person in respect of the Information is accepted, and any reliance you or any other person places on the Information is therefore strictly at your own or their own risk.  In no event will liability be accepted for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Information.  In the event that the Information is provided by you, in whole or in part, to a third party for whatever reason you shall ensure that this disclaimer is included with the Information and brought to the attention of the third party.

This website contains general information about EirGrid Group. The materials contained on and in this website are provided for general information purposes only and are subject to change from time to time without notice. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any material contained on or in this website without seeking appropriate professional advice. All materials and information are provided "AS IS" and without warranties express, implied or otherwise howsoever arising. We cannot be liable for inaccuracies, errors, omissions or misleading information contained in this website.

Use of this website and the information it contains is solely at the user’s own risk. 

Copyright Notice

All rights reserved. This entire publication is subject to the laws of copyright. This publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or manual, including photocopying without the prior written permission of the Public Affairs Manager of EirGrid plc.

Privacy Policy

You can find our most recent privacy statement here.


This site may provide links to other sites. Privacy policies on these sites may differ from that on the EirGrid Group site and we advise that you review the other site's policies before providing personal information. While every care has been taken to ensure the high quality and standard of sites to which we link, EirGrid Group can take no responsibility for the content of these sites.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Information held by this site is stored on password-protected machines, behind a firewall and not accessible to the general public via the Web.

Social Media

EirGrid Group strives to ensure as high a level of accuracy as possible of all information it communicates by social media. However, the legal disclaimer on this website also applies to any social media or other communication by EirGrid Group. The materials contained herein are provided for general information purposes only. EirGrid Group is not liable for any reliance howsoever placed on same. 

Appointment to the Board of EirGrid plc.

Applications are invited from members of the public who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to join the Board of EirGrid.

Appointments may be made with regard to ensuring that there are at least two members on the Board with the relevant experience  who are normally resident in Northern Ireland.

For full details, download an information booklet here or visit

Codes of Conduct

Within EirGrid Group, all our Board Members and employees adhere to codes which outline our approach to responsible business behaviours.

The main premise of our Codes is that everyone will strive to perform their duties in accordance with the highest standards of integrity, loyalty, fairness and confidentiality and that we will abide by all legal and regulatory requirements.

  • To read our Employee Code of Conduct, click here.
  • To read our Directors’ Code of Conduct, click here.

EirGrid is required under Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 to publish an annual report setting out the number of protected disclosures received in the preceding year and the action taken (if any).

The report for the period 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022 can be found here.

Previous reports are provided in the following links: