CIÉ – Ireland’s Largest Public Transport Provider

Driving Change for 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 transit 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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Heuston Masterplan

The Heuston Masterplan is an ambitious plan exploring the opportunities for CIÉ’s lands at Heuston Station Dublin and neighbouring site at Conyngham Road Bus Garage. 

The development presents an opportunity to be one of the largest and most sustainable Transit Orientated Developments in Ireland.

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Report Highlights

The CIÉ Group 2020 Annual Report highlights CIÉ’s role as the lead provider of public transport within the island of Ireland.  

The onset of Covid-19 in March 2020 enforced a dramatic change on the operations of the group.  Despite the pandemic CIÉ continued to provide public transport services throughout the country, travelling 220 million kilometers in 2020, a 17% decrease on 2019.

The Report also highlights progress under the Group’s new Sustainability Strategy and important Transport Orientated Developments across the country.

CIÉ Group Revenue
€1,195m (12% decrease)
Customer Journeys
138 million (51% decrease)

Our Group at a Glance

Carrying over 281m passengers in 2019, core services are provided across four companies

Operating Companies