Bus Éireann says 45 new jobs have already been created in Louth and Meath through the enhancement of services in Drogheda and Navan.

The Navan town service will now operate two routes with buses running every half hour from early morning until 11.30pm seven days a week.

Five buses will provide the service instead of only one bus providing the service on just weekdays.

Meanwhile, the frequency of Drogheda town services will increase with the addition of two new routings, operating every 15 minutes daily.

The new timetables come into effect from Sunday while Bus Éireann says 120 new drivers will be recruited as part of service enhancements across the country.

To date, 36 of the new positions have been created between Drogheda and Navan with nine in Dundalk.

The company says its “most significant single enhancement of services in more than 15 years” is being funded by the National Transport Authority through the Government’s July stimulus.

The new timetables come into effect from Sunday while Bus Éireann says 120 new drivers will be recruited as part of service enhancements across the country.

To date, 36 of the new positions have been created between Drogheda and Navan with nine in Dundalk.

The company says its “most significant single enhancement of services in more than 15 years” is being funded by the National Transport Authority through the Government’s July stimulus package.

Chief Customer Officer at Bus Éireann, Alan Parker outlines further details about the enhanced services in Navan and Drogheda: