|Parents:||Córas Iompair Éireann|
Bus Éireann (or Irish Bus), a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ), provides bus services in Ireland outside Dublin.
Bus Éireann main services in Ireland, and in Northern Ireland in association with Ulsterbus, include: "expressway" (i.e. intercity), commuter, local and school services.
Bus Éireann's fleet have been substantially invested in as part of the "National Development Plan". The vast majority of the operating fleet for "expressway", commuter and local services are now 5 years old or less. The fleet for "school" services is significantly older and consists of buses cascaded from other work as well as secondhand buses imported from the United Kingdom.
The logo of Bus Éireann incorporates a red Irish Setter, a breed of dog.
Bus Éireann was established in 1987.
Busáras - Central Bus Station, a much hated and a much loved structure, is located in Dublin. Cork bus station perhaps once took the award for Bus Éireann's most badly planned, dirtiest and ugliest terminus, but as of 2004 the building is in the process of being remodelled as part of the city's preparation for being European Capital of Culture, 2005. It now sports a more modern face, with properly organized bus bays and a sensible layout of services.