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Encyclopedia > Córas Iompair Éireann

Córas Iompair Éireann1 (CIÉ) (English: Irish Transport Company) is a statutory authority which is owned by the Irish Government. Since the enactment of the Transport (Reorganisation of Córas Iompair Éireann) Act, 1986 CIÉ is the shareholding company of Bus Éireann - Irish Bus, Bus Átha Cliath - Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail, the three largest internal transport companies in Ireland. It was originally to operate the Luas tram system in Dublin, before responsibility for that project was transferred to the newly created Railway Procurement Agency. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Government (Irish: Rialtas) is the cabinet that exercises executive authority in the Republic of Ireland. ... Bus Éireann, or Irish Bus, provides bus services in Ireland outside Dublin. ... Dublin Bus - or less well known by the Irish language name Bus Átha Cliath - provides an extensive bus network of nearly 200 routes in the City of Dublin and the greater County Dublin area. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the largest passenger railway system in Ireland. ... The following page lists Irish companies according to their sector. ... Luas (from the Irish for speed) — also promoted in the development stage as the Dublin Light Rail System — currently encompasses two unconnected on-street light rail transit systems in Dublin, Ireland. ... Railway Procurement Agency (Irish: An Ghníomhaireacht um Fháil Iarnród) is a state board in the Republic of Ireland charged with the developement of light railway and metro infrastructure. ...


Current government policy is that Córas Iompair Éireann should be wound up with the three individual companies focusing on their own business areas and thus increasing competitiveness. Despite this, legislation to enact this change has been frequently delayed, and has yet to be published as of 2005.

1944: "The Flying Snail"

Córas Iompair Éireann was originally established to provide road and railway transport, and later water. For most of its existence the company made large year-on-year losses, particularly the railways division, and this caused the public and politicians to demand "make CIÉ pay". Thus, similar to the pattern in many countries, Ireland's railways were rationalised and faced severe cutbacks while the road division was expanded. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ...

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1964: "The Broken Wheel"

Córas Iompair Éireann was formed, as a private company, by the Transport Act 1944 and incorporated the Great Southern Railways Company and Dublin United Transport Company. At this point CIÉ adopted the logo of the latter company, "the flying snail". Great Southern Railways was incorporated in 1925, having been Great Southern Railway since 1924. It was essentially a monopoly on transport as it started to broaden its business interests into road transport. The Transport Act 1950 amalgamated CIÉ and the Grand Canal Company and formally nationalised CIÉ, changing its structure from a private limited company to a board appointed by the Minister for Transport. The Northern Ireland Great Northern Railway Act, 1958 transferred the lines of Great Northern Railway Company south of the border to CIÉ. In 1990 CIÉ sold its nine Great Southern Hotels to Aer Rianta, the airports authority, including the hotel in Derry, Northern Ireland. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Great Southern Railways Company was an Irish railway company that existed between 1925 and 1945, that owned and operated all railways wholly within the the present-day Republic of Ireland. ... In economics, a monopoly (from the Greek monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a kind of product or service. ... The Grand Canal begins on the Southside of Dublin, Ireland. ... Nationalization is the act of taking assets into state ownership. ... Northern Ireland is one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ... Dublin Airport Authority plc (known until 1st October 2004 as Aer Rianta cpt1) is the state owned airport authority in the Republic of Ireland. ... Derry or Londonderry (in Irish , Doire Cholm Chille or Doire), often called the Maiden City, is a city in Northern Ireland. ... Northern Ireland is one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...


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Most of the transport system in Ireland rests in public hands, both north and south of the border. ... A wide variety of diesel locomotives have been used on Irelands railways. ...

Footnote

Note 1: Literal meaning "Irish Transport System", pronounced CHORUS UM-PAIR AIR-INN.


External links

  • Official site - Córas Iompair Éireann (http://www.cie.ie)


Córas Iompair Éireann CIE Group

Bus Éireann - Irish Bus | Dublin Bus - Bus Átha Cliath | Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail CIE Group - logo - fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Bus Éireann, or Irish Bus, provides bus services in Ireland outside Dublin. ... Dublin Bus - or less well known by the Irish language name Bus Átha Cliath - provides an extensive bus network of nearly 200 routes in the City of Dublin and the greater County Dublin area. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the largest passenger railway system in Ireland. ...


 
 

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