A Waterford man has been appointed as the new Bus Éireann chief executive.
Stephen Kent has been acting CEO since August.
His new role follows his five year period as Bus Éireann chief commercial officer.
Prior to that, he held key management positions in C&C and Waterford Crystal, along with roles at Guinness Peat Aviation, Bank of Ireland and Waterford Foods.
The Tramore man told the Irish Times that the challenges and opportunities ahead, are significant
and he was confident that by focusing on the core elements of safety, competitiveness and quality, Bus Eireann can succeed and win more business.