Dublin Bus could launch 24 hour bus routes later this year.
A proposed pilot scheme aims to provide a 24 hour service on three main routes in the Greater Dublin area before 2018 draws to a close.
According to the Chairperson of the Dublin City Council's Transport Committee, there is plenty of demand for the service.
He also says that Dublin needs the service to fulfil its role as a modern city.
"Dublin Bus, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, will pilot three routes - north, south and west of the city."
"These routes will operate through the night and the demand is not just from party revelers going home in the small hours."
"There's quite a demand from night workers, who simply want to be able to get to and from home through the night and that's what a modern city needs."