Press Archive - 2015

Bus Éireann to operate extra Nightrider services over Christmas

Planning to take a trip during the festive season to meet family or friends? Let Bus Éireann take the hassle out of commuting to Dublin City and the Greater Dublin Area.

Thursday, 10th December, 2015


Bus Éireann to provide day return promotions for Galway customers over the Christmas period

Making the journey to Galway City for a day trip over the festive period? Bus Éireann can take you there – and home again.

Wednesday, 9th December, 2015


Bus Éireann to provide a host of extra services for Cork customers over the Christmas period

Travelling to Cork city to stock up on Christmas presents or socialise with friends and family over the festive period? Bus Éireann can take you there – and home again.

Monday, 7th December, 2015


Expressway officially launch X7 Clonmel and Kilkenny to Dublin city and Dublin Airport service.

Former Miss World, Rosanna Davison was in festive form as she posed with an Expressway coach to mark the official launch of the X7 route servicing Clonmel, Kilkenny, Dublin and Dublin Airport.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015


Bus Éireann Customer Information Fares Adjustments

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that the National Transport Authority has approved fare adjustments on cash, prepaid and Leap tickets for City, Commuter and Stage Carriage services from 1 December 2015.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015


New Bus Éireann School Transport policy for red weather alerts

Bus Éireann will – with immediate effect – stand down school transport services when Status Red weather alerts are issued nationally or regionally, as part of a new policy.

Monday, 2nd November, 2015


Bus Éireann Nightrider Services for the Cork Jazz Festival

Nightrider buses will run from the city to Carrigaline, Ballincollig and Midleton - up until 3am - over the course of the October Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, 23rd to Monday, 26th October.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015


Roadworks at Barnsmore Gap on the N15 in Co Donegal

Bus Éireann wishes to notify customers of major roadworks at Barnsmore Gap on the N15 in County Donegal which are causing delays of up to 20 minutes to Routes 64 and 480.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015


‘Buster and the Belt Ups’ lead School Transport Safety Campaign

Bus Éireann’s Red Setter and local schoolchildren were in playful mode for the launch of the new ‘Buster and the Belt-Ups’ school transport safety campaign.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015


Customer Notice - Route 301, Route 306

Customer Notice - Route 301, Route 306 Please note that due to incidents of anti-social behaviour, Route 301 (City Centre to Raheen) and Route 306 (City Centre to Edward Street) will not operate via Limerick Bus/Train Station and Hyde Road after 15.00 hrs each evening until further notice.

Monday, 28th September, 2015


Faster Journey Times on Expressway Route 2 Dublin to Wexford

Customers of Expressway Route 2, Dublin Airport – Dublin – Arklow – Gorey – Enniscorthy – Wexford are set to benefit from faster journey times to Dublin City and Dublin Airport from this weekend.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015


Bus Éireann Statement on school bus accident in north Cork

Bus Éireann can confirm a vehicle sub-contracted for its school transport services - travelling on the road from Pound Cross, Rathcormac to Ballyhooly - was involved in an accident at 8.20 this morning, which resulted in the bus leaving the road. The bus is operated by Glenferry Coaches and was on route to several post primary schools in Fermoy. The emergency services were immediately contacted and attended the scene of the accident.

Monday, 14th September, 2015


Expressway & Brown Bag Films Collaborate on Cartoon Coach

Give Up Yer Aul Sins, Granny O’Grimm and Doc McStuffins are just some of the colourful characters on board Expressway’s latest collaboration as part of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015).

Thursday, 10th September, 2015


Bus Éireann wishes good luck to the Galway Senior Team

Bus Éireann wishes good luck to the Galway Senior Team, who take on Kilkenny today in the All Ireland Hurling Final.

Sunday, 6th September, 2015


A Public Transport Plaza for Galway, and Park and Rides could ease city congestion

A Bus Éireann hosted forum in Galway city today, heard that a public transport plaza at Eyre Square and possible Park and Ride sites on the city’s periphery, could help ease congestion and significantly boost public transport use.

Monday, 31st August, 2015


Bus Éireann announces new fleet, and service additions to Mahon Point area

Bus Éireann officially launched its sleek new double decker buses in Mahon Point last week with the help of local employees, and local school children.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015


Bus Éireann, a Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 sponsor, announce extra event services

As tens of thousands of visitors and locals descend on Sligo for this year’s Fleadh Cheoil, Bus Éireann are providing extra services to cater for the crowds.

Friday, 7th August, 2015


Expressway and Irish Design 2015 collaborate with Orla Kiely, Kevin Thornton, Maser & more

Expressway and Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) have collaborated with celebrated Irish designers to create six unique bus wraps, three of which are already talking points on coaches servicing Expressway inter-city routes.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015


Shuttle it to the Galway Races in Style

The 2015 Galway Racing Festival kicks off at Ballybrit next Monday, and Bus Éireann are back with a Special Shuttle Service to and from the racecourse, throughout the week long event.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015


Bus Éireann- the largest bus and coach operator to and from Irish Airports

Whether commuting for business or pleasure, let Bus Éireann and Expressway take the stress out of travelling to and from the airport on any of our nationwide services to and from Ireland’s major airports. With family return fares for two adults and up to three children from as low as €41, customers can be assured a great value hassle free service.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015


Galway and Shannon draw ever closer with launch of non-stop, five times daily Bus Éireann service

Access to and from the West of Ireland to its premier international gateway, Shannon Airport, has been boosted with the launch of Bus Éireann’s five times daily direct service to and from Galway.

Friday, 10th July, 2015


Cahermee Fair, Buttevant affecting Route 51 effective Monday, 13 July 2015

Due to the Cahermee Fair, services between Mallow and Charleville (N20) on Monday, 13 July, 2015 will divert at New Two Pot House to Doneraile, proceed through Turnpike Cross and left at Brough Cross, through Bantigeen Cross to rejoin the Mallow Road at Lisballyhea Cross which is approximately two miles on the Charleville side of Buttevant.

Thursday, 9th July, 2015


Bus Éireann officially launch new Kerry network of services

Kerry football legend Darragh Ó’Sé showed a keen interest in taking to the wheel, as he officially launched Bus Éireann’s revised Kerry network of services.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015


Expressway- getting the Dubs across the line

Expressway is delighted to be the official bus carrier of the Dublin Senior Football and Hurling teams for their 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015


Recruitment of new part-time school bus drivers

Bus Éireann recruitment of part-time school bus drivers in the East and Northeast

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015


Athlone Town Service - 3rd July 2015

Due to high anticipated traffic in Athlone town centre on Friday 3rd July, Bus Éireann will suspend Athlone Town Service between 10.30 a.m. and 12.15 p.m. to allow congestion to ease. Service will resume thereafter in Athlone as normal.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015


Bus Éireann launches Great Island Cork Harbour Experience Open Top Tour

Explore Cork City, Fota Wildlife and Cobh with Bus Éireann’s open top hop-on hop-off summer service

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015


Expressway Route X1, Dublin to Belfast

Belfast is a fast paced city steeped in fascinating history, vibrant culture and blessed with stunning beauty. Get to Belfast with Expressway. A world away in just 2 hours 25 minutes when you travel direct on our X1 service.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015


Bus Éireann statement on Irish couple's death in Tunisia terror attack

Bus Éireann would like to extend its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Larry Hayes and his wife Martina, who died in the terrorist attack at Sousse resort in Tunisia.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015


Expressway Route 33, Dublin to Derry

The UK City of Culture 2013, Derry offers the excitement and vibrancy of a modern city whilst being a hub of arts, culture and history. So whether it’s for a day trip or a short holiday getaway, Derry is the perfect location with lots to see and do. Get to Derry in real comfort with Expressway on our 33 service.

Friday, 26th June, 2015


Explore the Wild Atlantic Way with Bus Éireann's Tourist Travel Pass

Keem Beach on Achill Island is one of the top sights on Fáilte Ireland’s iconic initiative, the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. Today, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, was there to launch Bus Éireann’s Tourist Travel Pass, and the local summer service to Achill Island.

Friday, 26th June, 2015


New Expressway Route X7

Clonmel via Kilkenny to Dublin City & Airport - Dublin City & Airport to Kilkenny & Clonmel via motorways

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015


Bus Driver Vacancies

Bus Éireann has a small number of Bus Driver vacancies in Broadstone Depot, Dublin 7. Applicants must hold a category “D” driving licence.

Tuesday, 9th June, 2015


VHI Women's Mini Marathon 2015 - 1 June 2015

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers of alterations to services on Monday, 1 June 2015, due to the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon taking place in Dublin city centre.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015


Road Closure: Slane, affecting Routes 190 & 190A on Saturday, 30 May 2015

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that due to the Foo Fighters concert this Saturday, 30 May 2015, Slane village will be closed to through traffic.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015


Bus Éireann Statement - Industrial Action Averted

Bus Éireann welcomes the settlement proposals drafted by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) this morning, following intense talks to avert industrial action this weekend.

Thursday, 14th May, 2015


Bus Éireann's reputation takes a huge leap forward in survey of Ireland's top 100 brands

Bus Éireann has notched up an impressive 11 percentage points increase in its corporate reputation score, which was revealed today in the annual RepTrak 2015 survey of Ireland’s leading corporate brands.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015


Advice for customers seeking refunds during industrial action

Bus Éireann would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused due to industrial action.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015


Resumption of Bus Éireann services

Bus Éireann would like to advise customers that the industrial action has ended and all scheduled services will resume from Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Sunday, 3rd May, 2015


Industrial Action 1st & 2nd May - Customer Information Update

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that industrial action is taking place today, Saturday 2nd May. No Bus Éireann scheduled services will operate today. Bus Éireann will provide the most up to date information as it becomes available here and on our social media accounts - Facebook and Twitter @buseireann.

Saturday, 2nd May, 2015


Bus Éireann - Customer Information Update

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that due to the threat of industrial action by some employees there may be disruption to services on Friday, 1 May and Saturday, 2 May 2015. Every effort is still being made however to avert strike action.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015


Bus Éireann - Customer Information Update - 14.35

Bus Éireann welcomes the exploratory talks this afternoon in the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) and we hope for a positive outcome.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015


Industrial Action - Customer Information Update 17:20hrs

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that industrial action is taking place on Friday, 1st May and Saturday 2nd May. No Bus Éireann services will operate on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of May 2015.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015


Bus Éireann Statement on union's strike action

Bus Éireann Statement on union's strike action Bus Éireann are bitterly disappointed at the decision by unions to proceed with strike action this Friday and Saturday, despite every endeavour to resolve this dispute at the LRC (Labour Relations Commission).

Thursday, 30th April, 2015


Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann: “This industrial action is not a legal dispute”

The Chief Executives of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann declared this evening that the two day strike being actioned at midnight by Siptu and the NBRU is not a legal dispute.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015


Bus Éireann response to Minister Donohoe's statement

Bus Éireann welcomes Transport Minister Pascal Donohoe’s personal intervention in the current industrial dispute in a bid to bring parties back to the talks, and avert two days of strike action this weekend.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015


#StopRacism - Ireland's largest anti-racism 2015 campaign

The launch of Ireland’s largest anti-racism campaign was launched on 22 April 2015 and Bus Éireann is very proud to be supporting such a good imitative. The campaign was launched by the Immigrant Council of Ireland and the National Transport Authority and posters have been placed across all public transport links in Dublin and around our Travel Centre’s and onboard our bus services throughout Ireland. The campaign is aimed at encouraging the general public to stand up to racism and report any incidents they may observe.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015


Expressway Route 4/X4 - Dublin Airport to Waterford - extended to serve New Ross

A number of Bus Éireann’s popular Expressway Route 4 service (Dublin Airport – Dublin – Carlow – Waterford) will be extended from this Sunday, 26 April 2015 to cater for customers in New Ross.

Monday, 20th April, 2015


Bus Éireann statement on SIPTU's notice of Industrial Action

“Bus Éireann has been officially notified of Siptu’s intention to carry out industrial action for consecutive days on two weekends in May, commencing on 1 May 2015. The NBRU have previously notified us of industrial action on 1 May 2015. We are very disappointed that the threat of disruption to our services has been escalated, which can only damage the business and severely discommode so many customers."

Monday, 20th April, 2015


Route 5, Dublin-Tullow-Waterford-Rosslare

Bus Éireann wishes to advise its customers that Expressway Route 5 (Dublin-Tullow-Waterford-Rosslare) will no longer operate as and from Sunday, 26 April 2015.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015


Bus Éireann Revises Bus Services in Co. Kerry

Following a review of public transport services in County Kerry undertaken by The National Transport Authority, Bus Éireann will introduce revisions to those services from Sunday, 26 April 2015.

Monday, 13th April, 2015


Bus Éireann Statement on review of Route 5

Bus Éireann welcomes the publication of the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) comprehensive review of the withdrawal of Expressway Route 5.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015


St Patrick's Day Public Holiday 2015

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers of alterations to services due to the St. Patrick's Day Public Holiday

Friday, 13th March, 2015


Translink Proposed Industrial Action - Friday, 13 March 2015

Bus Eireann wishes to advise passengers that due to proposed Industrial Action by Translink staff on Friday, 13 March 2015 the following services will be affected:

Thursday, 12th March, 2015


St Patrick's Day Public Holiday 2015

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers of alterations to services due to the St. Patrick's Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015


Bus Éireann confirms that a number of services on our commercial Expressway network are under review

Bus Éireann can confirm that a number of services on our commercial Expressway network are under review. These services are self-funded and not related to the services we operate under our Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract, for the State.

Monday, 23rd February, 2015


Minister Donohoe launches Leap Card in Limerick - Shannonsiders can now avail of 20% savings

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, was in Limerick today (Monday) with the CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham and Regional Manager South-West, Bus Éireann, Miriam Flynn, to launch the Leap Card in the city.

Monday, 16th February, 2015


Cross Border Fares Increases - Effective 16 February 2015

To coincide with an Ulsterbus network fares increase planned for implementation on Monday, 16 February 2015, fares on jointly operated cross border Expressway services, Route X1 Dublin/Belfast and Route 33 Dublin/Derry, will also be increased on and from Monday 16th February 2015.

Thursday, 5th February, 2015


New luxury Expressway fleet launched with over €9.2 million investment in 20 new coaches

New luxury Expressway fleet launched with over €9.2 million investment in 20 new coaches. Top of the range coaches with 4G WiFi, courtesy toilets and charge points

Wednesday, 4th February, 2015


"Hometown" launch Change for Charity Schools Competition

Ireland’s newest boyband “Hometown” are launching an exciting schools competition for Change for Charity this Tuesday.

Wednesday, 4th February, 2015


All services operating in adverse weather conditions

All Bus Éireann services are operating to schedule

Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015


Service Changes - Dublin City Centre from 18 January 2015

Please note that in order to facilitate Luas Cross City works in the Dawson Street/Suffolk Street area and the O’Connell Street/Abbey Street Junction the following routes will be re-routed in Dublin City Centre from Sunday, 18 January 2015:

Sunday, 18th January, 2015


Full planning permission for Limerick's Colbert Station €16.8 million redevelopment a welcome boost

Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann have welcomed the granting of full planning permission for a major redevelopment of Colbert Station in Limerick city. The station is the main hub for bus and rail services in the city, and the ambitious project – which will see a large new public plaza and the relocation of the bus station to the Northern side of the historic building – can now commence in the coming months

Tuesday, 13th January, 2015


M3 Corridor (Routes 109 & 111) - Proposed Changes

Bus Éireann asks customers to view our service proposals on the M3 Corridor (Routes 109 & 111).

Wednesday, 7th January, 2015


Bus Éireann boosts Eastern economy by €65m and enhances services in 2014

Bus Éireann boosts Eastern economy by €65m and enhances services in 2014

Friday, 2nd January, 2015


Bus Éireann boosts services and adds €40 million to Southwest economy in 2014

Bus Éireann boosts services and adds €40 million to Southwest economy in 2014

Friday, 2nd January, 2015


Bus Éireann boosts Western economy by €40 million in 2014

Bus Éireann boosts Western economy by €40 million in 2014

Friday, 2nd January, 2015


Bus Éireann contributes over €70 million to Cork and Waterford economies in 2014

Bus Éireann contributes over €70 million to Cork and Waterford economies in 2014

Friday, 2nd January, 2015


Strong passenger journey growth at Bus Éireann in 2014

Strong passenger journey growth at Bus Éireann in 2014

Friday, 2nd January, 2015