CIÉ – Ireland’s Largest Public Transport Provider

Transporting Ireland towards a sustainable future



In 2018, CIÉ carried over 275 million passengers as Ireland’s largest public transport operator. The CIÉ Group plays a critical role in reducing emissions from the transport sector  

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Group Property

The CIÉ Group is one of the largest landowners in the country.  All developments are grounded in the principles of transport oriented development.  

The CIÉ Retail portfolio comprises of a range of retail units across the Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann portfolio, generally at Rail and Bus Stations.

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History of CIÉ

Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ), was founded on 1st January 1945 under the Transport Act 1944.  It united the Great Southern Railways (GSR) and the Dublin United Tramway Company (DUTC).

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Our Group at a Glance

Carrying over 275m passengers in 2018, core services are provided across four companies

Operating Companies

Report Highlights

The CIÉ Group 2018 Annual Report highlights CIÉ’s role as the lead provider of public transport within the island of Ireland.  

CIÉ Group Revenue
€1,315m (4.4% increase)
Customer Journeys
275m (7.7% increase)