Pic: What’s a Bus Éireann bus doing on the homepage of the Bus Croatia website? 8 years ago

Pic: What’s a Bus Éireann bus doing on the homepage of the Bus Croatia website?

We wouldn’t have thought that other countries would look to Ireland for inspiration when it comes to public transport, but it seems as if Croatia have done just that.

Without wanting to make sweeping generalisations about public transport in Ireland, it wouldn’t be stretching it to say that we’re not afraid to have a good gripe about it from time to time and that we’d hardly rank highest on the list of countries with the most effective bus and rail networks worldwide.

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We must be doing something right, however, as one Reddit user spotted that the homepage of the Bus Croatia website features what is unmistakeably a big picture of a Bus Éireann bus and that’s certainly not Ireland in the background.

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If you think about it, what probably happened is that the designer of the website of the question used what they thought was a standard picture of a generic Irizar bus, but failed to notice the words ‘Áth Cliath’ at the top of the front window.

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Another theory that would gain plenty of merit, of course, is that Irish buses frequently veer off course and this particular one intended for Dublin happened to be pictured somewhere in the middle of Croatia but we’ll let you make your own mind up on this one.

Hat-tip: Reddit/whatthehellisup