Irish Citylink and Gobus turn a coach pink for the Irish Cancer Society’s Care For Your Pair Campaign

Irish Citylink and Gobus turn a coach pink in support of the Irish Cancer Society’s Care For Your Pair Campaign this October! The Care For Your Pair campaign was created by the Irish Cancer Society to spread the word about the importance of breast health and raise funds for breast cancer patients and their families across Ireland this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Image of the PINK Citylink and Gobus coach at Glenlo Abbey

Irish Citylink and Gobus have livered a pink Care For Your Pair coach to support the Irish Cancer Society in creating awareness around the Care For Your Pair campaign, showing-support for people impacted by breast cancer throughout the country. Each year, the public’s generosity helps the Irish Cancer Society provide vital care and support for families affected by breast cancer. Irish Citylink would like to say a huge thank you to Abbey Signs for sponsoring the Care For Your Pair livery.

Irish Citylink and Gobus invite their passengers and the general public to donate to the Care For Your Pair fundraiser by scanning the QR codes across the Citylink and Gobus fleet of coaches. These QR codes will be in place from the 17th of October until the 1st of November. You can also donate via our social media channels @citylinkireland and or by visiting the fundraiser on our websites at or

Image of Ciara Rosney, Head of Marketing and Public Relations, Faoshyat Azzez Social Media and Marketing Intern and Frances Cahill General Manager
Pictured: Ciara Rosney, Faoshyat Azeez and Frances Cahill

“We are delighted to be able to create awareness and raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s Care For Your Pair campaign. In supporting such an important cause, we wanted to present the message to as many people as possible and therefore our fleet of coaches that transport thousands of passengers per week was the way to do so. With your much-appreciated support, we hope to raise as many vital funds as possible to support those affected by breast cancer.”

Ciara Rosney, Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Citylink and Gobus.

On behalf of Irish Citylink and GoBus we are delighted to be contributing to this amazing organisation. You hope you will never need to call upon the service but if you do, you will see how much work they do in terms of the research, provision of vital information and more importantly the support they offer with counselling and transport during a very difficult time in a person’s life. Being involved in this campaign was extremely important for all the team in Irish Citylink and Gobus and we hope that we can raise vital funds to help the Irish Cancer Society continue their already amazing work in some small way.”

Frances Cahill, General Manager at Irish Citylink at Citylink and Gobus.
Image of Frances Cahill, General Manager at Irish Citylink at Citylink and Gobus with Claire Bowman, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Irish Cancer Society.
Pictured: Frances Cahill, General Manager at Irish Citylink at Citylink and Gobus with Claire Bowman, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Irish Cancer Society.

The Irish Cancer Society are a community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care workers and researchers who work together to transform the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer through advocacy, support services and research. The Irish Cancer Society listen to patients and their loved ones and support them by providing free information and care. They also fund life-saving cancer research helping find new ways to ensure that we have less rick of getting cancer, best treatment if we do, and most hope of thriving afterwards.

“We at the Irish Cancer Society would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Citylink and Gobus team for the incredible support and creative thinking demonstrated through this initiative in support of our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, Care For Your Pair. Not only does this initiative give an additional platform to promote the important message of being breast aware but it also allows the public to donate on board Citylink and Gobus coaches throughout the month of October to support our breast cancer services. This support helps us to further our mission and ensure everyone affected by breast cancer will have access to world-class treatment, services and support. The Irish Cancer Society typically receives only 3% of its funding from the Government, therefore we rely on the generosity of our supporters to fund our vital breast cancer research and free care, counselling and transport for breast cancer patients and their families. On behalf of everyone who benefits from these services, thank you for your support”

Claire Bowman, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Irish Cancer Society.
Image of Jessica Harkin, Content Specialist for Citylink and Gobus
Pictured: Jessica Harkin, Content Specialist for Citylink and Gobus

If you have any questions about breast cancer, contact the @irishcancersociety ’s Support Line and talk to their cancer nurses.
📱 Freephone 1800 200 700
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Irish Citylink completes acquisition of GoBus!

With the acquisition of GoBus, Irish Citylink will become one of the largest private land transport companies in Ireland.

Irish Citylink, a wholly owned subsidiary of ComfortDelGro group headquartered in Singapore, has successfully completed the purchase of GoBus from its present owners. The acquisition marks a significant step forward for the company in expanding its network throughout Ireland. 

On reviewing the market to identify companies that offer an excellent level of service, it was imperative to choose a company whose values and reputation aligned with the core values and level of service Citylink is known for. GoBus epitomizes these values that are important to our company and passengers. 

David Conway, Regional Director of Irish Citylink, commented“Having navigated the challenges of COVID-19 and as we are rebuilding and expanding the range of services we offer to the traveling public, the addition of the GoBus network will enable us to provide significantly more options to both Citylink and GoBus customers. This enhanced network of services will encourage more people to travel via public transport and support our greater green agenda of moving towards a sustainable public transport network”.

The acquisition of GoBus fits into Citylink’s strategy to become the largest operator of intercity coach services in Ireland. GoBus’ convenient services and fleet of modern and comfortable coaches, alongside Citylink’s premium and reliable services, provide major opportunities for the company to become the largest intercity coach operator in Ireland. 

When asked about the acquisition, Frances Cahill, General Manager of Irish Citylink, commented, “This is just the beginning – The acquisition of GoBus brings so many new opportunities to the business in terms of employment, funding for local sponsorships, and the services we can provide for our passengers. We are absolutely delighted to bring two reputable transport providers together to provide an expanded network of routes and an even better customer experience for our current and future passengers!”

The stories behind Irish Citylink and GoBus

Irish Citylink first began right in the heart of Galway almost 20 years ago. The company’s distinctive blue and yellow coaches have become synonymous with high-quality, reliable, and affordable coach travel. In the beginning, Citylink ran up to 12 daily services between Galway and Dublin. Since then, they have expanded their business and network of routes to over 100 daily direct, express, and multi-stop services across all routes. Over 150 people are employed in the provision of Irish Citylink’s services in Galway, Dublin, Limerick, and Cork.

GoBus was established in 2009 and operates frequent and flexible coach services across three main routes serving Galway, Dublin, Cork, and Ballina. GoBus prides itself on offering flexibility and the best in comfort and safety on board.

Pairing GoBus with Citylink’s mission to connect Ireland’s towns, cities, villages, and airports across the nation by providing reliable travel is both ambitious and vital. Particularly as the need for public transport increases each year.

Irish Citylink operates a range of services in Galway, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Clifden, Loughrea, Athlone, Ballinasloe, and more. The company currently carry over 28,000 passengers per week across all routes which is forecasted to surpass 35,000 later this year. With these numbers in mind, it is clear that transport is an essential and vital service in today’s society. With this acquisition, Irish Citylink is determined to create a reality where transport is more accessible in Ireland than ever before!

For more information on how this acquisition will affect Irish Citylink and GoBus’ customers, please click here.