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 Oriented Developments in Ireland.

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Report Highlights

The CIÉ Group 2022 Annual Report highlights CIÉ’s role as the lead provider of public transport across the island of Ireland.  Highlights include:

• Passenger numbers exceeding pre pandemic levels by end of 2022 with 236m kilometres operated
• 15% Revenue growth to almost €1.5bn
• Record capital investment of €473m

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 2022. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of staff across the Group that we are reporting 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 246 million passengers in 2022, core services are provided across four companies

Operating Companies