Gas (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2024

Transfer of rights and liabilities and continuation of leases, licences and permissions granted by dissolved body

13. (1) All rights, liabilities and obligations of the dissolved body arising by virtue of any contract or commitment (expressed or implied) entered into by it before the transfer day shall, on that day, stand transferred to Gas Networks Ireland.

(2) Every right, liability and obligation transferred by subsection (1) to Gas Networks Ireland may, on and after the transfer day, be sued on, recovered or enforced by or against Gas Networks Ireland in its own name, and it shall not be necessary for Gas Networks Ireland or the dissolved body to give notice to any person of the transfer of any such right, liability or obligation.

(3) Every lease, licence, wayleave or permission granted by the dissolved body in relation to land or other property vested in Gas Networks Ireland and in force immediately before the transfer day, shall continue in force as if granted by Gas Networks Ireland.

(4) Every contract, agreement or arrangement (including any wayleave) made between the dissolved body or any trustee or agent thereof acting on its behalf, and any other person, which is in force immediately before the transfer day, shall continue in force and shall be construed and have effect as if the name Gas Networks Ireland were substituted therein for that of the dissolved body or, as may be appropriate, its trustee or agent, and shall be enforceable by or against Gas Networks Ireland.

(5) A reference to a contract, agreement or arrangement in subsection (4) includes any commitments of the dissolved body derived from any competition or process for the procurement of services by the dissolved body which was commenced before the transfer day.