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 2021 Annual Report highlights CIÉ’s role as the lead provider of public transport within the island of Ireland.  

The pandemic resulted in a dramatic change to the operations of the Group.  Services were maintained throughout the pandemic, travelling 226 million kilometers in 2021, a 3% increase on 2020.

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

Report Highlights

The CIÉ Group Sustainability Annual Review sets out the progress made in implementing the Group’s Sustainability Strategy in its first year of operation. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of staff across the Group that we can already report on significant achievements under our Strategy.

The report also highlights dozens of programmes in their early stages which will produce meaningful results over the coming months and years.

Our Group at a Glance

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

Operating Companies