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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Out of Home Advertising

The Out of Home advertising business provides an ancillary non-fare revenue stream to the CIÉ group of companies which is invested back into the provision of public transport services. 

The CIÉ advertising estate accounts for c.85% of the transport sector c.20% of the overall OOH market.

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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)