Jobs announcement to bring boost to Bus Eireann services
BUS Eireann services in Wicklow are expected to be enhanced in the coming months as Bus Eireann announced plans to take on further staff in the Garden County.
Last Thursday, Bus Eireann announced it is to create almost 200 new jobs across the country, including 190 new driver positions and additional mechanic jobs. These roles will be required in Wicklow, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Mayo, Waterford, Navan, Drogheda, Limerick and west Clare. Suitable candidates are being sought across Ireland and abroad.
Minister Simon Harris said he was pleased that Bus Eireann was recruiting drivers ‘with specific intention to expand services in Co Wicklow’ and was hopeful that the new services will alleviate traffic problems in the county.
‘I have met with Bus Eireann Chief Executive Ray Hernan to highlight the need to improve services in the county. I was pleased that he acknowledged the importance of developing services, especially the 133,’ said Minister Harris.
‘Developing efficient and effective public transport is the key to reducing Co Wicklow’s dreadful traffic problem. I will continue to work with colleagues in Government, and communities in Co Wicklow to ensure our services are developed.’
The new staff positions are required for an expansion and enhancement of services on a number of Bus Éireann routes nationwide under contract to the National Transport Authority (NTA), and some additional enhancement of services on Expressway routes.
These service enhancements are planned for regional city networks, town services and several Expressway intercity routes.
This service expansion will be introduced over the next four to six months.
‘After a challenging few years at the company, it is great to move into a new growth phase,’ said Bus Eireann CEO Ray Hernan. ‘The majority of this service expansion will be delivered on behalf of the NTA for Public Service Obligation routes – and when introduced, will greatly benefit our customers and should incentivise more people to make the switch to public transport.
For more information see www. buseireann.ie/jobvacancies