Transport company Go-Ahead has announced 180 jobs in Dublin and Kildare.
The new roles will support the company's expansion to cover the C-Spine route on the new BusConnects network in the capital.
The company is looking to recruit bus drivers, engineers, administration, supervisory and business support functions.
Go-Ahead Ireland was appointed by the National Transport Authority in 2018, and currently operates twenty-five Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area routes, and five Dublin Commuter routes, with a fleet of over 200 buses.
The company will provide fully paid training to new drivers who do not currently have a license to drive a bus.
Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan has welcomed the announcement;
"Public Transport is one of the main tools we have to tackle climate change as well as alleviate congestion on our roads, so I welcome the announcement of these new roles today. Our public transport providers, including Go-Ahead have consistently worked throughout the pandemic to provide bus services to our communities."
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Main image: Andrew Edwards, Managing Director, Go-Ahead Ireland and Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan