About us

Go-Ahead Ireland (GAI) is the capital’s newest bus company and quickly becoming a familiar site on Dublin’s roads.

Our Ballymount Depot based in Dublin 12 opened in July 2018, this depot is where we operate our 24 routes in the Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area (ODMA) on a fleet of 140 single and double decker buses.  We currently have a growing team of over 450 colleagues.

On Sunday 9th September 2018 we launched Dublin’s first new bus route in many years – the 175 – which operates between Citywest and UCD Belfield Campus. In the month's that followed we launched the remainder of our routes, with the final services going live in March 2019. Today, we now operate 24 routes in the Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area, and have carried over 7 million passengers.

These 24 routes fall within the 10% Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area (ODMA) Public Service Obligation routes services that the NTA awarded us to operation, during a competitive tender in 2017.

Our second depot, in Naas, Co. Kildare, opened in July 2019, with plans to open an outstation in Edenderry, Co. Offaly in late 2019.This will be our base for the operations of the upcoming Commuter routes which are due to mobilise in late 2019.

We are proud to be serving the people of Dublin and look forward to expanding our services over the coming years.

Go-Ahead Ireland is a progressive, agile and collaborative company who is always keen to attract talent. Over the next few months we will be recruiting bus drivers and other roles across various business functions.  Find out about our opportunities here

We will put people and the community at the heart of our company, connecting people to places in a friendly and professional manner.

We are a part of The Go-Ahead Group, a global transport provider of bus and rail.  Go-Ahead places great importance on local people running its local companies.  Find out more here