A number of Bus Éireann services have been canceled today due to “operational issues”, including driver recruitment.
most of the affected routes are in counties Galway, Mayo and Sligo. Some services between Dublin Airport and counties Waterford and Wexford have also been cancelled.
Passengers are urged to check the Bus Éireann website and Twitter account for the latest updates.
In a statement released to Independent.ie, the company said it had “regrettably” notified customers of some service disruptions today. Bus Éireann said it was “actively recruiting” drivers across the country.
“Typically, service issues arise from a number of factors depending on the location. This can include problems with recruiting drivers, unavailability of drivers often at short notice, and more recently difficulties in hiring contractors for support services. This has a greater impact on comparatively smaller warehouses,” the statement said.
“We understand and regret the impact of the cancellation on customers. In most cases advance notice of cancellation is available the day before.
“People who have pre-booked their Expressway tickets are also notified by email, usually well in advance of their journey, allowing them to make alternative arrangements and transfer to other services operating either side of their intended departure.
“We strongly encourage customers to book in advance on expressway.ie to ensure a guaranteed seat and priority boarding.
“If unfortunately a service has to be cancelled, we do so to minimize the impact on customers, such as temporarily reducing frequency on higher frequency routes and making every effort to ensure the last service of the day is running.”