It pitched for the work in a competitive tender with Salomons Bank which was appointed financial advisor to the Irish government.
Linklaters also worked last year on the floatation of Telecom Eireann.
Mason Hayes & Curran will handle the retail offering to the public after winning the tender process with corporate partner Paul Egan leading the team. William Fry Solicitors is appointed as the Government's lead legal advisor with managing partner Owen O'Connell leading the team. The firm has, says O'Connell, advised on most major floatations involving Irish companies in the recent past, including the floatation of Iona Technologies