In the latest episode of our Just the Chats series, our CEO, Noelle O Connell, sits down with the Chief Executive of EirGrid, Mark Foley. Throughout this conversation, Mark explains EirGrid’s remit and objectives, how EirGrid operates at an EU level, what the connection is between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the current challenges facing Ireland’s energy market, and the current emergency energy market interventions that the European Commission has proposed.

Mark Foley joined EirGrid Group as Chief Executive in June 2018, having held the role of Managing Director of Land Solutions in Coillte since January 2016. Before that, Mark was Managing Director of Coillte Enterprise where he led the development of new businesses in renewable energy, telecommunications, land development and land sales.

He has also worked at the Dublin Airport Authority an has held several senior executive roles with multinationals in the speciality chemicals and electronics sectors.

Mark also gives his reflections on 50 years of EU membership in Ireland.

This podcast was recorded in The Podcast Studios

Music credit: Ailbhe Crowley


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