Go-Ahead Group has appointed Dervla McKay as managing director of Go-Ahead Ireland, the group’s bus company in Dublin.
From Donegal, McKay has extensive experience in bus and coach operation in Ireland and England.
She joins Go-Ahead from her role as managing director of Aircoach, which runs express coach services across Ireland, and she has held a number of senior roles within FirstGroup since joining as a graduate trainee in 2005.
She will take up the role in the fourth quarter of 2023 and replaces Andrew Edwards, who is moving to Go-Ahead London to become operations director of London’s largest bus company after three years at Go-Ahead Ireland.
Based in Ballymount, Go-Ahead Ireland has a fleet of more than 225 buses and employs 760 people, operating 42 routes.
The company’s depot is set to be expanded to provide capacity for more buses.
Go-Ahead Ireland was appointed by the National Transport Authority to begin running services in Dublin in 2018.
The company currently runs 30 routes – 25 in the outer Dublin metropolitan area, and five Dublin commuter routes.