Córas Iompair Éireann

Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) was formed as a private company under the Transport Act in 1944 and incorporated the Great Southern Railways (GSR) and the Dublin United Transport Company. CIÉ was nationalised and changed to a corporation status under the Transport Act in 1950 by merging with the Grand Canal Company. CIÉ railways became Iarnród Éireann in the mid 1980s.