Bus Éireann recruiting staff in Clare

Bus Éireann recruiting staff in Clare

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The company is seeking staff to work in West Clare – Photo: Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann has commenced a recruitment campaign for drivers an mechanics who will be deployed across the country including Clare.

The company is seeking to fill 190 new driver positions and additional mechanic jobs, to service the ongoing expansion of the national network.

These roles will be required in West Clare. Dublin, Cork, Galway, Mayo, Waterford, Wicklow, Navan, Drogheda and Limerick.

The company ways suitable candidates are being sought across Ireland and abroad. The recruitment campaign includes radio, digital and print adverts commencing this week.

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.

Bus Éireann CEO Ray Hernan said: “After a challenging few years at the company, it is great to move into a new growth phase. 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.

“Much change and progress has been delivered across Bus Éireann and Expressway, since the acceptance of a new Labour Court Agreement by staff last year. We are continuing to transform our business to deliver an enhanced experience for our customers.”

National Transport Authority CEO Ann Graham said: “Bus Éireann’s recruitment campaign is very welcome and the NTA looks forward to working with the company to improve and increase services for customers around the country.”

For more information see www.buseireann.ie/jobvacancies

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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