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’.

Bus Éireann will not put pre-conditions on any talks that will assist in addressing the current financial crisis to ensure the long term viability of the company.  Ray Hernan has said that the necessary efficiencies must be found within the company because it is a long term solution and not a short term fix, which is required.

Bus Éireann has commenced consultation with the National Transport Authority to ensure connectivity is maintained for our customers. Given that it has been clarified by the Minister for Transport that no funding can be made available for commercial services, Bus Éireann believes it is imperative that talks commence urgently to protect the long term future of the business, which today marks its 30th anniversary as the largest national transport provider in Ireland.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017