Press Archive - 2018

Bus Éireann announce appointment of Stephen Kent as CEO

Bus Éireann Chairman Aidan Murphy has today announced the appointment of Stephen Kent as Bus Éireann Chief Executive Officer. Mr Kent’s appointment follows the conclusion of an independent externally managed search process.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018


Jump on board Bus Éireann Cork Jazz Festival late night buses

Late night bus services will operate from Cork city to suburbs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing at 01.00, 02.00 and 03.00

Thursday, 18th October, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement on NTA Tendering of Bus Services

Bus Éireann Statement on NTA Tendering of Bus ServicesBus Éireann note today’s announcement by the National Transport Authority (NTA) on new proposals for the Direct Award Contracts for public bus services from December 2019 next.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018


National Ploughing Championships, Screggan, Tullamore: 20th and 21st September

Bus Éireann will extend its shuttle bus service from Tullamore Rail Station to the National Ploughing site until Friday 21st of September 2018.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018


National Ploughing Championships Day 2 Refunds

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that if you purchased a ticket to travel to the National Ploughing Championships today (Wednesday 19th of September) you will be eligible for a refund.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018


Share your funniest travel stories with Bus Éireann at the Ploughing to win iPads & more

Heading to National Ploughing Championships next week? Avoid the queues and let public transport get you there. Bus Éireann are providing shuttle buses direct to the Screggan site from Tullamore Train Station and with dedicated bus lanes en-route, a swift and stress-free journey is guaranteed.

Monday, 17th September, 2018


Service disruption in the Eastern Region affecting the following services 22,23

Service disruption in the Eastern Region affecting the following services 22,23

Thursday, 30th August, 2018


The following Services affected in the Eastern Region 109

The following Services affected in the Eastern Region 109

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018


Limited availability remaining on special inter-city services for Pope Francis visit

Special Bus Éireann inter-city services to Dublin and Knock for Pope Francis’s visit have limited remaining availability and customers are urged to purchase online before bookings close this Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018


Boost in services for GoBÉ with more early morning departures for Dublin Airport

Take the hassle out of travel from Cork to Dublin with GoBÉ coaches, with 66 extra departures per week now in place.

Friday, 10th August, 2018


Travel by bus in Cork City for only €1

Bus Éireann and Transport for Ireland (TFI) will introduce new promotional fares tomorrow, to mark the re-introduction of bus priority measures in St. Patrick Street, Cork.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018


Enhanced Bus Éireann/Expressway services for Knock on August 26

We wish to advise our customers of enhanced Bus Éireann/Expressway services for Knock on August 26

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018


Bus Éireann announce extra services for the visit of Pope Francis

Bus Éireann are pleased to announce a significantly enhanced service on Sunday, 26 August next, to facilitate visitors to Dublin for the visit of Pope Francis.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement

The National Transport Authority are responsible for the public transport network and connectivity. A new timetable for the Expressway Route 20/X20, Galway–Athlone–Dublin City–Dublin Airport was approved by the authority and came into effect yesterday, Sunday, 29 July 2018.

Monday, 30th July, 2018


Shuttle it to the Galway Races with Bus Éireann

The 2018 Galway Racing Festival will kick off next Monday, July 30 until Sunday August 5 at Ballybrit Racecourse. Bus Éireann will be providing direct Special Shuttle Services for race-goers for the seven days of this hugely popular event.

Friday, 27th July, 2018


Additional non-stop and limited stop services on Expressway 20/X20

Expressway is pleased to announce the introduction of a new and improved timetable on the Route 20/X20 from Galway-Athlone-Dublin City-Dublin Airport.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018


See the stunning Cliffs of Moher with Bus Éireann’s Route 350

Travelling the Wild Atlantic Way in the west of Ireland? Take the bus to get there!

Monday, 23rd July, 2018


Company Statement: Bus Éireann appoint new Chief People Officer

Sinéad Kilkelly will join Bus Éireann at the end of August to take up the role of Chief People Officer, reporting directly to the Chief Executive. The position of Chief People Officer is a newly established and critical role to implement the ongoing transformation plan.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018


Bus Éireann Late Night Services for Galway International Arts Festival

Bus Éireann are delighted to announce late night weekend services on two key city routes, for the upcoming Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF).

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018


Bus Éireann proud transport providers of the World Youth Games Athletes

Bus Éireann are the official transport providers of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Youth Games. Athletes from all over Ireland and the world have descended onto Athlone IT and the Regional Sports Centre to capitalise on their hard work, talents and dedication in a featured sports programme of Athletics, Table Tennis and Swimming.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018


Bus Éireann Company Announcement

Bus Éireann Chairman Aidan Murphy has today announced that CEO Ray Hernan will depart in the coming months to take on a senior role in another company.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018


Mayo / Galway corridor service improvements

Bus Éireann Mayo/Galway corridor service improvements to take effect on July 1

Thursday, 28th June, 2018


Achill Island – Westport Service Improvements

Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority are pleased to announce the introduction of an improved bus service on Route 440 for our customers between Achill Island – Achill Sound - Westport.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018


Take Bus Éireanns Expressway Route 30/X30 to the Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival

Sea Sessions 2018 - Ireland’s largest beach party, surf and music festival – kicks off on Friday, 22 June and whether you are glamping or camping, get there with Bus Éireann!

Monday, 18th June, 2018


Service disruption in the eastern region affecting the following route 109A

Service disruption in the eastern region affecting the following route 109A

Thursday, 14th June, 2018


Service disruption in the eastern region affecting route NX

Service disruption in the eastern region affecting route NX

Monday, 11th June, 2018


New express service between Newry and Dublin Airport/Dublin City

Bus Éireann, in conjunction with Translink, is introducing a new express route between Newry, Dublin Airport and Dublin City. Expressway route X5 will have 12 return services a day between Newry and Dublin, and starts operating this Sunday, June 10th.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018


Customer Notice - Routes 304, 304A and 12

Bus Éireann Customer Notice – Route 304 , 304A and Route X12. Temporary closure of the bus stop at The Stables UL

Friday, 25th May, 2018


Closure of N23 Castleisland/Farranfore to impact some Bus Éireann services in Kerry

The closure of the N23 by Kerry County Council for a three month period to demolish and replace Dysert Bridge will affect four Bus Éireann services that travel on this route. Customers should be aware that certain journeys will take longer because of diversions, and that there may be some delays and timetable alterations to the services affected.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018


Bus Éireann announce almost 200 new jobs

Bus Éireann have today announced a campaign to recruit almost 200 new staff for roles across the country. This includes 190 new driver positions and additional mechanic jobs, to service the ongoing expansion of the national network.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018


Galway City Route 401 will carry concert go-ers to Ed Sheeran Concerts in Pearse Stadium

Bus Éireann are pleased to advise Ed Sheeran fans that our Galway City Route 401 from Eyre Square South (Stop No 9 - in front of the AIB Bank) will operate to a temporary terminus at Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill on Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th, 2018 every 20 minutes.

Monday, 7th May, 2018


Cork TY student announced as regional winner of Bus Éireann’s ‘Go Places’ competition

The winner of the Bus Éireann ‘Go Places’ competition for the South region has been announced. Jane Tiernan from Christ King Secondary School in Douglas, Co. Cork won the regional prize for the Bus Éireann competition which invited Transition Year students from all over the country to submit projects – in words, photographs, or videos – about their journey to school.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018


Meath TY student announced as regional winner of Bus Éireann’s ‘Go Places’ competition

The winner of the Bus Éireann ‘Go Places’ competition from the East has been announced. Ruairí Meehan from Dunshaughlin Community School Co. Meath won the regional prize for the Bus Éireann competition which invited Transition Year students from all over the country to submit projects – in words, photographs, or videos – about their journey to school.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018


TY student from Blacklion, Co Cavan announced as both West region and overall National winner of Bus

The West of Ireland’s regional winner of the Bus Éireann ‘Go Places’ competition has been announced. Alannah Doherty, a Transition Year student who attends St. Clare Comprehensive school Manorhamilton, won the hearts and minds of the judges with her creative photo diary.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018


Bus Éireann boost services in Cork for Ed Sheeran concerts

Extra Services from Kent Station and Lapps Quay to Páirc Uí Chaoimh With only one week to go to a trio of concerts in Cork by the popular performer Ed Sheeran, fans can plan to avail of extra buses to the landmark Marina venue.

Friday, 27th April, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement on Route 52

Bus Éireann has never stated any intention to ‘axe’ Expressway’s Route 52. Current speculation and statements about the route – or transport links being cut – is both speculative and incorrect.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement on new Patrick's St Public transport measures

Bus Éireann welcomes the initiative to alleviate congestion on routes serving Cork city centre with time-regulated bus lanes on St Patrick’s Street.

Friday, 13th April, 2018


Bus Éireann announce Easter service schedule

Bus Éireann has announced its Easter timetable, with a full schedule of services to operate throughout the entire weekend.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018


Bus Éireann bid for tendered routes unsuccessful but focus remains on growth for the future

Bus Éireann chief executive Ray Hernan today expressed his disappointment at the news that the company was unsuccessful in tendering for several routes on the Kildare-Dublin corridor as the incumbent service provider.

Friday, 16th March, 2018


Sport Stars across Ireland team up with TY students to promote Bus Éireann’s Go Places competition

Sport stars nationwide have teamed up with Transition Year students to promote the Bus Éireann ‘Go Places’ competition.

Friday, 9th March, 2018


Service disruption in the eastern region affecting route 109A

Service disruption in the eastern region affecting route 109A

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018


Bus Éireann Services Update, Sunday March 4, 9.30am

Services on the GDA corridor starting to resume this morning

Sunday, 4th March, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement: Resumption of school transport services Monday, March 5

Service resumption dependent on local road conditions

Sunday, 4th March, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement - Services Update

Phased resumption of services Nationwide on Saturday March 03

Friday, 2nd March, 2018


Bus Éireann cancel all services on Thursday, March 1

Bus Èireann wish to advise that all road passenger and school transport services are cancelled today Thursday, March 1 due to a nationwide Status Red weather warning.

Thursday, 1st March, 2018


Bus Éireann updated service statement

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that due to a Status Red weather warning all road passenger, school transport and Eurolines services remain cancelled today Thursday, March 01st.

Thursday, 1st March, 2018


Bus Éireann Services Statement

No services will operate in Leinster and Munster tomorrow but services will be provided in Connacht and Ulster

Wednesday, 28th February, 2018


Bus Éireann Statement on school bus accident in Limerick

At approximately 8.50am this morning, there was an accident involving a sub-contracted vehicle on one of the company’s school transport services.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018


New timetable for Expressway Route 30/X30

Bus Éireann will introduce a new route 30 / X30 timetable from this Sunday, 11 February. The enhanced timetable will offer additional services between Donegal – Ballyshannon – Enniskillen – Cavan – Virginia – Dublin Airport – Dublin City and provide a service every 90 minutes in each direction throughout the day.

Monday, 5th February, 2018


Chairman announces Senior Appointments at Bus Éireann

Today, Bus Éireann are pleased to announce a number of senior management positions led by the formal appointment of Mr Ray Hernan as Chief Executive Officer of Bus Éireann. Mr Hernan has held this position in an acting capacity for the last year, leading a significant change programme for the company, to restore the finances of the business and strengthen its competitive position in the market.

Thursday, 1st February, 2018


Limerick hurling star visits Hospital school to promote Bus Éireann’s Go Places competition

Limerick hurling star Tom Morrissey and Limerick’s under 21’s Hurling Manager, Pat Donnelly visited St John the Baptist Community School in Hospital, Co Limerick to promote the Bus Éireann competition for transition year students – ‘Go Places’.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018