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Picture the scene. You’re on your way to an important meeting when you get that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. You’ve forgotten the laptop. Or, as you’re about to check in at the airport for a bit of pre-summer sun, you realise that whilst you know exactly where your passport is, you don’t have it. Sound familiar? If so, don’t worry.  Relay Express can come to your rescue. We have expert knowledge of Dublin city and county. We have drivers on hand to provide a fast and reliable delivery and collection service. We can solve your problem.

So before you accept that you weren’t meant to go on that spring break for some sunshine, or that you are just going to have to wing that important presentation, give us a call on 01 450 5844 and let us take your headache away.  We accept all major credit cards and will be only too delighted to solve your problem for. And it’s not just laptops, keys and passports we cater for, if you need to get something from A to B (and even onto C!) we are the people to call.

So even if you forget the things you need, remember Relay Express. You Forget It, We Get It! Call us on 01 450 5844


Relay Express are Dublin’s premier on-demand couriers. Why’s that, I hear you ask? Well, a reason which is frequently given is that unlike many of our competitors, we don’t charge fuel surcharges. None whatsoever. So what are fuel surcharges? Here’s a little more info…

Fuel surcharges are pesky little things which can appear as if by magic and increase what you thought you were paying for courier services. Many courier companies add fuel surcharges to their invoice. This is an additional charge on top of whatever the agreed courier rate is. You will be able to see this charge (usually as a percentage) on your invoice. This means that you may end up paying more than you expected and it also makes it more difficult to budget as the initial price is different from the actual price you are charged.

This can be frustrating for customers. So we, the lovely people at Relay Express, decided to take this frustration out of the process and make courier usage as simple as possible. We are fast, reliable and cost effective. We are committed to giving our customers excellent value for money and it is our view that adding fuel charges may not reflect that commitment. So we don’t do it. Instead, we price our services in a highly transparent manner so that you will always know what the jobs you have requested will cost you. The fact that there are no hidden charges with our service is another reason that we are Dublin’s premier on-demand couriers (and we even offer free waiting times of up to 15 minutes but that’s for another article!)

If you would like to get a price from us, or book a courier, give our friendly team a call on 01 450 5844 or click here to enquire about pricing and obtain a quote.


Commuters into Ireland’s capital city are facing serious disruption as Dublin Bus services are cancelled due to a 48-hour strike over pay.

Over 400,000 passengers each day will have to make alternative travel arrangements, while city retailers have warned of the economic impact on businesses.

The first of a series of two-day Dublin Bus strikes officially began at midnight, although services were wound down from 9pm as the fleet returned to the company’s depots around the city.

The dispute arose after Dublin Bus unions rejected a Labour Court recommendation of a general 8.25{69229a139f3e1b809067d1c116a3d49b6b56689d153508a4700eadd9dd2fd1c3} pay award for all its 3,364 employees over three years (or 2.75{69229a139f3e1b809067d1c116a3d49b6b56689d153508a4700eadd9dd2fd1c3} per year) without productivity changes.

Dublin Bus has said it accepts the recommendation, which it said will add €30 million to payroll costs over that period.

However, the company calculates that the 15{69229a139f3e1b809067d1c116a3d49b6b56689d153508a4700eadd9dd2fd1c3} sought by the unions would cost at least €50 million, which it says it simply cannot afford.

Unions want the Government to review the 24{69229a139f3e1b809067d1c116a3d49b6b56689d153508a4700eadd9dd2fd1c3} cut in the State subvention, arguing an increase could go towards funding their pay claim.

But Minister for Transport Shane Ross is adamant that the Government will not fork out additional funds to resolve this row.

With the parties remaining so far apart, there is no immediate prospect of an intervention to break the deadlock. Two further strikes are are planned for later this month.

Meanwhile, the Luas Green Line is currently running limited services between St Stephen’s Green and Carrickmines only due to a technical fault. The Red Line is operating as normal.

Gardaí have also warned that bus lanes will operate as normal during the industrial action.

With all of the disruption in the city, let us take away your travel headache. If you need something delivering, give us a call on 01 450 5844 and we will be happy to help.


Legendary Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane will bid farewell to Ireland fans at the Aviva Stadium this evening as he makes his final appearance in a green shirt against Oman.

The Tallaght goalscorer’s 146th cap will be his final one in an international career which started in March 1998 and saw him go on to score 67 goals, a tally which he will be hoping to add to this evening.

The Dubliner appeared in three major international tournaments (2002 World Cup, and Euro 2012 and 2016) and scored in 15 consecutive years to place him 15th on the list of all-time international goalscorers. Keane announced his retirement last week and went on to state:

“It has been a wonderful journey for me to have played with the Irish national team for over eighteen years since I made my senior international debut back in 1998.  I have enjoyed it all.

“It has also been a great honour, for both me and my family, to have been given the opportunity to captain my country for over ten years.

“As a young boy growing up in Dublin playing football on the street I could never have imagined the path my life would take – it has exceeded my wildest expectations.

“I have been extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to play for and captain my country – it was my ultimate goal all those years ago and it has been, by far, my greatest achievement.”

His retirement marks the end of an era for Irish football with stalwarts such as Damien Duff, Richard Dunne, Shay Given and Kevin Kilbane all hanging up their international boots in recent times.

Ireland face Oman in Robbie Keane’s last international appearance at the Aviva Stadium tonight. Kick-off is 7:45pm. If you have tickets for the match but need them couriering across the city to you, we can help! Call us on 01 450 5844 and make sure that you don’t miss this emotional evening for this Irish legend.



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