NewERA designated bodies

Below is some information about the designated bodies that NewERA deals with.

  • AirNav Ireland
    • AirNav Ireland provides air navigation services over Ireland and the North Atlantic. Key activities include:

      • The provision of air traffic management services in Irish-controlled airspace and at the main State airports.
      • The provision of high frequency voice communications to aircraft flying over the north-eastern Atlantic ocean.

      More information is available on the AirNav Ireland website.

  • An Post
    • An Post provides postal, distribution and financial services. Key activities include:

      • Mails and Parcels: The operation of Ireland’s national postal services, including universal postal service, which involves the provision of 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 operates through various subsidiary and joint venture companies (e.g., An Post Insurance, Air Business).

      More information is available on the An Post website.

  • Bord na Móna
    • Bord na Móna was originally established to manage and develop peatlands on behalf of the State, but is now transitioning into a climate solutions company. Key activities include:

      • Renewable Energy: Develops and operates the Group’s portfolio of renewable energy assets.
      • Land and Habitats: Management of the 80k hectare landbank, delivery of the peatland’s climate action scheme and the operation and development of Bord na Móna’s public amenities.
      • Recycling: Provision of domestic and commercial non-hazardous waste collection.
      • New Business: Delivery of climate solutions through partnerships with third parties.
      • Consumer Products: Completing the transition away from peat through the development of sustainable home heating products.

      More information is available on the Bord na Móna website.

  • Bus Átha Cliath (BÁC)
    • BÁC is one of three subsidiary companies of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ). The principal activities of of BÁC are:

      • The provision of bus services for the city of Dublin and surrounding areas.
      • Operating Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus services in the Greater Dublin Area under a contract of services with the National Transport Authority (NTA).

      More information is available on the BÁC website.

  • Bus Éireann (BÉ)
    • BÉ is one of three subsidiary companies of CIÉ that provides bus transport services across Ireland.

      Key activities include:

      • City, town, local and commuter PSO bus services, under contract with the NTA.
      • School transport services, on behalf of the Department of Education.
      • Commercial services, including Expressway bus routes and ancillary bus hire.

      More information is available on the BÉ website.

  • CIÉ
    • CIÉ is the main provider of bus and rail public transport services and rail freight services in Ireland through its three operating subsidiaries: BÁC, BÉ and Iarnród Éireann (IÉ). CIÉ provides strategic direction and coordination for the overall group.CIÉ also owns CIÉ Tours International which promotes and sells Irish coach tour holidays.

      More information is available on the CIÉ website.

  • Coillte
    • Coillte manages the State’s forests through three core businesses. Key activities include:

      • Coillte Forest: Manages the core forestry operation that is responsible for the 440,000 hectares under management including planting, growing, protecting, harvesting and provision of recreational amenities.
      • Medite Smartply: Manufacturing of sustainable timber products, exporting to over 30 other countries worldwide.
      • Land Solutions: Provides commercial land solutions which optimise the use of land and support the delivery of Government policies in areas such as renewable energy and infrastructure.

      More information is available on the Coillte website.

  • daa
    • daa is an airport and travel retail group. Key activities include:

      • Airports: owns and operates the two largest airports in Ireland, Dublin and Cork.
      • Retail: airport retail activities in Ireland and 14 other countries.
      • Other: investments in three European airports (Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, Larnaka Airport and Pafos Airport, both in Cyprus) and provides airport advisory and management services to clients globally.

      More information is available on the daa website.

  • Dublin Port Company
    • Dublin Port 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.

      Key revenue generating functions are the setting and collection of port dues and the leasing of port lands and infrastructure to private sector operators.

      More information is available on the Dublin Port Company website.

  • EirGrid
    • EirGrid is the operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity transmission network. Key activities include:

      • 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, such as the Celtic Interconnector to France, and enabling interconnections developed/operated by third parties.

      More information is available on the EirGrid website.

  • Ervia (including Gas Networks Ireland)
    • Ervia is the parent company of Gas Networks Ireland. Key activities include:

      • 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.

      More information is available on the Ervia website and the Gas Networks Ireland website.

  • ESB
    • ESB is a diversified, vertically integrated utility operating right across the electricity market from generation, transmission, distribution, and customer supply. Key activities include:

      • 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.

      More information is available on the ESB website.

  • Iarnród Éireann (IÉ)
    • IÉ is one of three subsidiary companies of CIÉ. Key activities include:

      • Providing passenger rail services across its DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), commuter and intercity networks
      • Providing freight rail services for bulk freight and freight forwarding customers.
      • Operating Rosslare Europort, which provides passenger and freight services.

      More information is available on the IÉ website.

  • Irish Aviation Authority
    • The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is the single State aviation regulator for Ireland. It is responsible for the regulation and oversight of safety, security and consumer interests for civil aviation in Ireland.

      More information is available on the IAA website.

  • Port of Cork
    • The Port of Cork is classified as a Tier 1 port by the National Ports Policy 2013 and is considered a core/comprehensive port in the EU Trans-European Transport Network. Key revenue generating functions are the setting and collection of port dues, terminal operations, leasing of port land, infrastructure and superstructure to private sector operators.

      The Port also generates income from stevedoring service charges, rents on warehouse space, vessel towage charges, storage charges and other activities.

      More information is available on the Port of Cork website.

  • Port of Waterford
    • The Port of Waterford is classified as a Tier 2 port by the National Ports Policy 2013 and as a core/comprehensive port in the EU Trans-European Transport Network. Key revenue generating functions are the setting and collection of port dues, terminal operations, leasing of port land, infrastructure and superstructure to private sector operators.

      The Port generates income from stevedoring service charges, rents on warehouse space, vessel towage charges, storage charges, car parking and other activities.

      More information is available on the Port of Waterford website.

  • RTÉ
    • Raidió Teilifís Éireann (“RTÉ”) is Ireland’s national public service media organisation. Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, RTÉ is funded through licence fee income and commercial revenues from advertising and other commercial activities. RTÉ offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to meet its public service obligations by serving a broad range of interests be they cultural, generational, regional or international.

      More information is available on the RTÉ website.

  • Shannon Foynes Port Company
    • Shannon Foynes Port Company is classified as a Tier 1 port by the National Ports Policy2013 and as a core/comprehensive port in the EU Trans-European Transport Network.

      Key revenue generating functions are 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

      More information is available on the Shannon Foynes Port Company website.

  • Shannon Airport Group
    • The Shannon Airport Group is an airport and commercial property business. Key activities include:

      • Airport: Owns and operates Shannon Airport.
      • Property: Owns and operates a range of business and industrial parks in the Shannon area and across the mid-west of Ireland.

      More information is available on the Shannon Airport Group website.

  • TG4
    • TG4 (Teilifís na Gaeilge) is the Irish language television channel. It is a public service broadcaster funded primarily through Exchequer funding.

      TG4 also derives income from selling commercial air-time and programme sponsorship. The functions and duties of TG4 are set out in the Broadcasting Act 2009.

      More information is available on the TG4 website.

  • Uisce Éireann
    • 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 Uisce Éireann and it is also subject to the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency.

      More information is available on the Uisce Éireann website.

  • Vhi
    • Vhi is the largest provider of private health insurance in Ireland. Key activities include:

      • Insurance: underwriting and distribution of private medical insurance policies.
      • Healthcare: distribution of private medical insurance policies and other insurance policies underwritten by third parties.
      • Health and Wellbeing: development and provision of medical, health and wellbeing services for Vhi group customers.

      More information is available on the Vhi website.