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Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract

Thirty of the drivers from Matthews Coach Hire are also on their way to London for the duration of the games.

A MONAGHAN BASED coach hire company has been awarded a contract to shuttle athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Matthews Coach Hire, based in Inniskeen is the only transport company in the State to have secured an Olympics contract.

Tomorrow 15 of their coaches and 30 drivers will head to London for the duration of the games.

Matthews employs 72 people and operates 35 vehicles.

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has welcomes the news, saying “it’s great to see Irish companies like Matthews benefiting from the games as well”.

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