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Submission to the National Transport Authority

Vision Statement

Create a new network of passenger services for the Ireland of today linking it with the Ireland of tomorrow.

Goal and Objective

  • Generate 10s of 1,000 of jobs
  • Major stimulus to recovery
  • Pivotal to Europe
  • Use Irish natural resource
  • Attract major EU funding

Today’s Situation

  • Limited access
  • Limited financial resources
  • Based on structures developed
  • 75 years ago
  • No competition
  • No focal point

How Did We Get Here?

  • Representational model ineffective
  • Bus/Coach industry incapacity to deliver
  • Protected status of existing routes
  • Transport of last resort
  • Dependence on State funding
  • “cut the service” solution

Available Options


  • National Bus Terminus
  • Additional National network of routes
  • Identifiable cohesive private sector alternative
  • No requirement for State funding

Longer Term:

  • Connection to Europe via Cuchulann Tunnel*


  • Initially grant “block” of route licences to ibus
  • plc. serving National Bus Terminus to include
  • Cuchulann Tunnel*
  • ibus plc. can source funding for National Bus
  • Terminus
  • Divert relevant existing routes to National Bus
  • Terminus
  • Act now!

To download a PDF presentation of this outline, please 2010 NTA Submission Detail.


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