Mails and Parcels: An Post is responsible for the operation of Ireland’s national postal services. This includes the universal postal service, which involves the provision of an every working day mail service to every household/premises in the State as well as servicing the continuing growth in e-commerce.
Retail: Responsible for the national retail network of post offices, including the provision of social welfare and savings services and other Financial Services products.
Other: Also manages a number of commercial enterprises and has an investment in the National Lottery Operator (Premier Lotteries Ireland).
CIÉ is the main provider of bus and rail public transport services and rail freight services in Ireland through its operating subsidiaries: Bus Átha Cliath, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann.
This includes both commercial services and services which are subvented by the State via Public Service Obligation payments and the operation of a school’s transport service which Bus Éireann administers for the Department of Education.
CIÉ also owns CIÉ Tours International which promotes and sells Irish coach tour holidays.
Coillte Forest: Manages the core forestry business including planting, growing, protecting and harvesting of forests, the provision of a range of wood products and recreational amenities including 12 forest parks, nearly 300 recreation sites and over 3,000km of hiking trails.
Medite Smartply: Manufactures sustainable timber construction panel products, exporting to over 30 other countries worldwide.
Land Solutions: Provides commercial land solutions which protect the core productive forest estate and support the delivery of Government policies in areas such as renewable energy and infrastructure. Also includes the Coillte Nature business unit, which focuses on not-for-profit activities delivering new native woodlands and undertaking nature restoration projects at scale.
Transmission System Operator (TSO): EirGrid TSO develops, manages and operates the high voltage electricity transmission grid in Ireland (regulated by the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities). SONI TSO develops, manages and operates the high voltage electricity transmission grid in Northern Ireland (regulated by the Utility Regulator Northern Ireland).
Electricity Market Operation: Operates the wholesale single electricity market across Ireland and Northern Ireland (regulated by the SEM Committee). Provides day-ahead auction and intraday markets for the SEM.
Electricity Interconnection: Owns and operates the high voltage electricity link between Ireland and Wales, the East-West interconnector (EWIC). Management of the license of commercial fibre optic cable built as part of the EWIC project. Development of further interconnection opportunities and enabling interconnections developed/operated by third parties.
Ervia: Parent company and provider of group central and support services to Gas Networks Ireland and Irish Water.
Gas Networks Ireland: Ownership, operation and maintenance of the natural gas transmission and distribution network in Ireland. Regulated by the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities.
GNI (UK): Operation and part-ownership of the gas interconnector pipelines between Ireland and Scotland and ownership and operation of two gas transmission pipelines in Northern Ireland. Regulated by the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities, the Utility Regulator Northern Ireland and the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in the UK.
Aurora Telecom: Ownership and operation of a dark fibre telecoms.
Networks: Owner of the transmission network and owner and operator of the distribution network on the island of Ireland.
Generation and Trading: Owner and operator of installed power generation capacity of 5.5GW across the Single Electricity Market and Great Britain, of which 1.0GW is renewable generation.
Customer Solutions: Develops, markets, sells and services energy supply and service offerings through all of ESB’s customer-facing brands (Electric Ireland, Smart Energy Services, ESB e-Cards, ESB Telecoms and ESB Energy) in the Single Electricity Market and Great Britain.
Other: Provision of engineering and international consultancy services and SIRO fibre.
IAA is the sole pro sole provider of air traffic control and air navigation services in Irish-controlled airspace and around the main State airports (Dublin, Cork and Shannon). It provides air traffic management to flights passing through Irish-controlled airspace and to flights landing at or departing from Irish airports.
Sole provider of voice communication to aircraft flying over the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean.
IAA’s Safety Regulation Division is responsible for the regulatory and safety oversight of civil aviation in Ireland.
Ireland’s national water utility with responsibility for the delivery of all public water services to households and businesses including the supply of drinking water and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater.
The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities provides independent economic oversight of Irish Water and it is also subject to the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Shannon Foynes Port Company is classified as a Tier 1 port by the National Ports Policy 2013 and as a core/comprehensive port in the EU Trans-European Transport Network.
Revenues are generated from activity at its directly-owned terminals at Foynes, Limerick Docks and Shannon and from activity at three privately-owned terminals on the Shannon Estuary: (i) ESB’s Moneypoint power station, (ii) the Aughinish Alumina plant and (iii) Tarbert, which hosts a power plant owned by SSE and is also occupied by a National Oil Reserves Agency storage facility.
Shannon Foynes Port Company also has a wholly owned and fully consolidated subsidiary, Limerick Cargo Handling DAC, which carries out stevedoring activities.
Shannon Airport Authority: Provision of air transport and aviation services at Shannon Airport and the development of the aerospace industry in Shannon via the International Aviation Services Centre.
Shannon Commercial Properties: Owns and operates a range of business and industrial parks in the Shannon/Limerick area and across the mid-west of Ireland with the flagship park being the Shannon Free Zone.
Shannon Heritage: Development and operation of a range of heritage tourism attractions in mid-west Ireland and the Dublin area.