Dáil Éireann - Volume 405 - 20 February, 1991

Written Answers. - Bus and Rail Costs.

158. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications the respective deficit or surplus for each year since 1987 of (a) Iarnrod Éireann, (b) Bus Éireann, (c) Dublin Bus and (d) the combined CIE Group.

Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications (Mr. S. Brennan): The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the years 1987 to 1989, inclusive, is as follows (brackets denote deficits):

1987

1988

1989

£000's

Iarnród Éireann

(75,215)

(86,644)

(80,342)

Bus Éireann

(6,847)

(6,693)

(4,721)

Bus Átha Cliath

(15,996)

(24,053)

(16,762)

CIÉ Group

(119,418)

(118,286)

(99,141)

Information in respect of 1990 is not yet available.

Notes:

1. These statistics record the financial performance of the CIE Group and their companies before the payment of State grants.

2. The figures for 1987 for the subsidiary companies relate to an 11 month trading period, following the commencement of trading by the subsidiary companies on 2 February 1987.