Press Archive - 2017

Shuttle it to the Galway Races in Style

The 2017 Galway Racing Festival kicks off at Ballybrit next Monday, 31 July and Bus Éireann are back with a Special Shuttle Service to and from the racecourse, throughout the week long event.

Monday, 31st July, 2017


Heavy Vehicle Apprentices

Bus Éireann are currently recruiting for Heavy Vehicle Apprentices in our Waterford and Rosslare Garages.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017


New Summer Timetable X2 , Dublin Airport to Belfast Direct

Additional services from 3rd of July (until further notice)

Monday, 3rd July, 2017


Heading on holidays? Take Expressway for the easiest connection with New Route X4

Wherever you’re headed this summer from the South East, start your journey with Expressway Route X4. Whether you’re travelling to Alicante or America, Copacabana or the Gold Coast, the Expressway nationwide network of services to Dublin airport will get you there.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017


Buses for Willie Clancy Festival

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that we will be operating buses for the Willie Clancy Festival from the 30th of June to the 9th of July, 2017 on our Route 333 service.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017


Take Bus Éireann to the Sea Sessions surf and sounds

Sea Sessions 2017 - Ireland’s largest beach party surf and music festival – kicks off on Friday, 23 June and Bus Éireann are running a non-stop direct service to Bundoran on Friday, 23 June departing Busáras at 09.15 on Friday, 23 June 2017. The return service will depart Bundoran at 09:00 on Monday, June 26. Return adult tickets are priced at €40 and can be purchased online.

Monday, 19th June, 2017


Take Bus Éireann to the Sea Sessions surf and sounds

Sea Sessions 2017 - Ireland’s largest beach party surf and music festival – kicks off on Friday, 23 June and Bus Éireann are providing free shuttle buses for customers travelling on Expressway Route 30 (Dublin-Donegal) service to Bundoran on Friday, June 23 and returning on Sunday, June 25 or Monday, June 26.

Friday, 9th June, 2017


Get straight to the Point with Bus Éireann this summer

An excuse for shopping has never been so easy, with Bus Éireann’s extended services direct to the Mahon Point shopping centre.

Friday, 9th June, 2017


Summer comes to Athlone with the enhanced Town Service Network now operating throughout the year

Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) were pleased to introduce the enhanced Athlone Town Service Network earlier this year. The services link the growing Monksland area via the town centre to Athlone Institute of Technology on a regular frequency, seven days a week.

Friday, 2nd June, 2017


Win Big this Bank Holiday with Big Red & Expressway

Over the June Bank Holiday, keep an eye out for our Expressway staff who are travelling the length and breadth of the country giving away Big Red Summer Bonanza scratch cards at various locations nationwide. Customers can win a variety of prizes and also be in with a chance of winning a Sunway Travel Holiday worth up to €2,500.

Thursday, 1st June, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement on Board Meeting, 29 May 2017

The Board of Bus Éireann agreed today to sign off on the company’s 2016 financial statements and formally approved a Budget for 2017, along with a new Business Plan.

Monday, 29th May, 2017


Bus Éireann welcomes the outcome of the union’s ballot today – 22 May 2017

Bus Éireann welcomes the result of today’s ballot by Trade Unions in relation to accepting the recommendations of the Labour Court. This endorsement significantly enhances the prospects for the company and all of the customers and staff who rely on our services throughout the country.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017


Take the bus to Guns N’ Roses from Drogheda next weekend!

Axel and Guns N’ Roses make a return visit to Slane Castle on 27 May so why not leave the car at home this time and take the bus.

Friday, 19th May, 2017


Take the bus to Guns N’ Roses from Navan next weekend!

Guns N’ Roses make a return visit to Slane Castle on 27 May 2017 so why not leave the car at home this time and take the bus.

Friday, 19th May, 2017


Summer comes to the Wild Atlantic Way with an early launch of Route 350 summer service in West Clare

Bus Éireann is pleased to announce the return of its Route 350: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Doolin – Ennis summer timetable, which is a week earlier on Sunday, 7 May 2017 due to popular demand.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement on Labour Court Recommendation & Resumption of Services, April 13, 2017

Bus Éireann have received the recommendation issued by the Labour Court this afternoon in relation to the current dispute. Management and the Board will give due consideration to the very detailed Court recommendation document.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement

After 16 days of intensive negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission, talks have broken down without agreement. The unions have now referred a number of issues to the Labour Court and the company have agreed to attend. The company have sought an early hearing given the urgency of the financial situation.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017


Bus Eireann Statement

Bus Éireann has accepted an invite to talks at the WRC aimed at seeking a resolution to the ongoing dispute. The company’s financial situation continues to deteriorate.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement

Bus Éireann regrets the ongoing disruption to the travelling public caused by the unions’ strike action.

Friday, 31st March, 2017


School Transport Contractors' payments.

Almost 1,300 private operators provide services as contractors on behalf of Bus Éireann under the School Transport Scheme.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement, March 27th, 2017

Management today presented the Board of Bus Éireann with a plan which will secure the future of the company.

Monday, 27th March, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement, 23 March 2017

Bus Éireann are extremely disappointed that Unions have called a strike at the company from midnight tonight. Industrial action will cause major inconvenience to our customers and exacerbate the perilous financial situation at the company.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017


School Transport Services

Some 115,000 children have been issued with tickets by Bus Éireann under the Department of Education & Skills School Transport Scheme and more than 98% of this number are accommodated on dedicated school transport services which are currently expected to run normally in the event of industrial dispute.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017


Bus Éireann Board Statement, March 15, 2017

Due to the perilous state of the Company’s finances and the failure to reach agreement with unions at the Workplace Relations Committee (WRC) last Monday, the Board of Bus Éireann convened this morning to hear management outline a number of further cost-saving options which could be urgently implemented.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement on WRC talks breakdown, March 13, 2017

Bus Éireann are extremely disappointed that talks with unions have broken down at the WRC today, following seven days of engagement.

Monday, 13th March, 2017


Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus are seeking to recruit apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics

Bus Éireann, the national bus and coach company and Dublin Bus, which operates bus services in the greater Dublin Area are now seeking to recruit apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics in the following locations:

Sunday, 5th March, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement, March 3, 2017

The financial situation at Bus Éireann remains critical, with the company facing insolvency by May. To facilitate meaningful discussions with unions, Bus Éireann management have today accepted a new invitation by the WRC to seek a solution.

Friday, 3rd March, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement, February 28th, 2017

The financial situation at Bus Éireann remains critical, with the company facing insolvency by May. As a result, cost savings measures must be introduced next Monday, March 6 to stave this off.

Tuesday, 28th February, 2017


Bus Éireann Board Statement, February 27, 2017

Due to the perilous state of the Company’s finances and the failure to reach agreement with unions at the Workplace Relations Committee (WRC) last week, the Board of Bus Éireann considered the matter in detail at its meeting today and approved proposals for immediate cost savings to be implemented from Monday, March 6th.

Monday, 27th February, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement February 21st, 2017

The company has attempted to negotiate with the unions and has put every conceivable issue on the table without pre-conditions in an effort to address the financial crisis and ensure longer term competitiveness. The unions response to date has been to refuse to negotiate any change to terms and conditions, insist on a pay rise and seek compensation for staff who may have had a reduction in overtime earnings over the last few weeks.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement

Bus Éireann Acting CEO, Ray Hernan today responded to union plans for industrial action by stating that he is ‘more than willing to hear any alternative proposals they have for achieving savings of €30m’.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017


Bus Éireann seek Labour Court assistance

Bus Éireann wrote to all unions on 16 January outlining the actions, which we believe are required to deal with the immediate risk of insolvency while ensuring future competitiveness and sustainability. Bus Éireann has a viable future and can successfully compete but only if we make the necessary changes.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017


Bus Éireann Statement

Bus Éireann acting chief executive Ray Hernan said that the company is facing insolvency in the next 18 months, and that decisive actions need to be taken to reverse losses.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017


Edit - Incident on M3 this morning causing delays to Eastern Routes 109 & 111

The M3 has now re-opened at the toll plaza and J7 Skryne/Kilmessan.

Friday, 6th January, 2017


Bus Éireann local bus passenger journeys up almost 10% in the North West

Passenger journeys on the Bus Éireann local bus service network in the Northwest of the country grew by an impressive 9.6% in 2016, according to preliminary figures released today.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017