The Big Interview

‘The European energy market is experiencing shocks like never before’ – Dave Kirwan, Bord Gáis

The managing director of the largest gas company in Ireland is looking to a future of indigenously sourced energy. But in the short term, the outlook is grim, with soaring energy costs being the biggest driver of inflation

Dave Kirwan, managing director of Bord Gáis Energy: ‘With climate change, we don’t have the luxury of time. Infrastructure has to be delivered.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief:

Name and role: Dave Kirwan, managing director of Bord Gáis Energy

Lives: Dublin

Age: 50

Family: “Married to Catriona. We have four children; Oisín, Liam, Kate and Maebh.”

My perfect weekend: “I love summer weekends. Friday nights. Dinner and a chat with Catriona, a nice Guinness in our local perhaps. Saturday in sequence – a cycle by myself, GAA matches/training with Oisín/Kate/Maebh, a walk with Liam and his companion dog Lacey. In the ...