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Bus Éireann, or Irish Bus, provides bus services in Ireland outside Dublin. Bus Éireann, established in 1987, is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann. The logo of Bus Éireann incorporates a red Irish Setter, a breed of dog. 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 organised bus bays and a sensible layout of services.

Bus Éireann main services in Ireland, and in Northern Ireland in association with Ulsterbus, include: "expressway" (i.e. intercity), commuter, local and school services. Additional services within Ireland include city services in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford and town services in Athlone, Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan and Sligo. External services to Britain and Europe are also provided via the ports at Dublin, Dún Laoghaire and Rosslare Europort via the Eurolines system.

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.

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Bus Éireann - Irish Bus | Dublin Bus - Bus Átha Cliath | Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail

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