Bus Eireann cancels all Longford services on Thursday

‘Get home, and stay home’.

That’s the message from Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran for people travelling home from work in the Midlands.

He’s been out gritting roads in Athlone town where he’s witnessed a number of cars coming off the road in dangerous conditions.


In light of the ongoing and increased weather warnings issued by Met Éireann, and information received from the National Emergency Co-ordination Group, Bus Éireann will not operate any services in Leinster or Munster tomorrow, Thursday March 1st, up until noon on Friday, March 2nd.

The situation will then will be reviewed. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but safety is of paramount importance particularly as the public have been advised to stay indoors from 4pm onwards tomorrow, in these provinces.

Given that all schools will also close in Leinster and Munster tomorrow and Friday, there will be no school transport services to these areas.

Local road conditions in other parts of the country – not in the red alert areas – will determine whether a full schedule of school services can run outside of this, and disruption is possible given the minor routes these vehicles traverse on.

Bus Éireann services in Connacht and Ulster are all scheduled to operate tomorrow and Friday subject to road conditions.

Customers can also get updates on our Twitter accounts: @buseireann and @expresswayIRE or call our customer service line on 1850 836611