CIÉ – Ireland’s Largest Public Transport Provider

Transporting Ireland towards a sustainable future


Hydrogen Bus Trial 

We are delighted to announce the start of a trial for the first Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle bus in Ireland.  The single deck Caetano hydrogen powered bus trial is being operated by the CIÉ operating companies, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, through November and December and is being run in conjunction with the Department of Transport.  The trial has been planned and delivered with our partners in Hydrogen Mobility Ireland and forms part of a broad strategy to adopt low emissions bus and rail technologies, to decarbonise public transport.   It plays an important role in delivering on the CIÉ Group Sustainability Strategy 2020
The trial was launched on Monday 9th November 2020 by the Minister of Transport, Eamon Ryan.
For more information go to: Hydrogen Mobility Ireland


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)