The CTTC has approximately 68 member companies from all over the Republic of Ireland. Our members are engaged in many aspects of tourism, from day tours to extended touring, and private hire. Increasingly, our members are engaged in scheduled services, as the regulations surrounding Ireland's public transport system slowly become liberalised.
Our members have been at the cutting edge in the transformation of inter-urban and local public transport by road over the last quarter of a century. We have always provided safe, efficient and great-value transport services. We do this without State subvention and in competition against sub-vented operators.
Many of our members provide School Transport services, both under contract to Bus Eireann and under contract to schools or families.
CTTC members operate in excess of 1,000 coaches and employ close to 2,200 people coaches and buses and employ close to 2,100 people throughout the country. This means our combined fleet is equivalent to that of Dublin Bus, and close to double that of Bus Eireann.
The CTTC provides representation and leadership not only for our own members, but also for the wider private coach and bus operator community. We welcome new members and seek to become a unifying and strong voice for all family-owned private coach and bus operators in Ireland.
- To represent members interests at all appropriate levels to all external bodies on matters relating to the coach tourism and public transport industries.
- To liaise with Failte Ireland to ensure a code of minimum standards for coach operators.
- To maintain, and where possible, increase members' high standards of customer service.
- To ensure the basic viability of our members and to promote their greater profitability.
- To speak for the industry as a single, fully representative and strong voice on all matters that effect our industry.
- To devise, plan and run as appropriate, relevant training courses for owners, management, staff and drivers.
- To keep members informed on matters pertinent to their trade and commercial business.
- To organise social events and field trips to keep members up to date with advances in vehicle manufacture, and to provide an opportunity to form close working relationships among members.
- To foster goodwill and co-operation among members.
CTTC's Executive Committee
Chairman: Joe Donoghue, Donoghue's of Galway, Co. Galway
Vice Chair: John Halpenny, Halpenny Travel, Co. Louth
Hon. Treasurer: Jeff Clarke Hon Treasurer, Eirebus,
Dara Burke, GoBus, Co. Galway
D C Hughes, Irish Coaches, Co.Dublin
James McGinley, McGinley Coach Travel
Paddy Kennedy, Kennedys Coaches, Co Kerry
Philip O’Callaghan, O’Callaghan Coach Hire Co. Kerry
Kenny Brady, Streamline Coaches Co. Cavan.
Willie Martin, Martin's Coaches, Co.Limerick