Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.31 - Urban and suburban passenger land transport

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 April 2019
Employment effect (start)
16 April 2019
Foreseen end date


The commercial semi-state Bus Eireann is seeking 150 new drivers, as part of its expansion of services on a number of its routes. Bus Eireann employs around 2,530 people and is part of the CIE group, along with Dublin Bus and Irish Rail. Bus Eireann notes its new drivers will earn €35,348 in year one, but this will rise to €40,924 by year four of employment; this means €677.44 for a 39-hour week in year one, and €784.29 for a 39-hour week in year four. The company also advises more earnings potential through overtime. The routes Bus Eireann is expanding in are in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. The Bus Eireann's Chief Customer Officer noted the recruitment campaign follows a recent Open Day for women drivers: 'Our first new female driver commenced employment late last month, so if you’re looking for a new and exciting role apply today'. Candidates need a category D licence and must be at least 23 years of age.



Eurofound (2019), Bus Eireann, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 97569, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97569.