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Declan Cahill, CEO of DirectRoute with Brian Cleary, Managing Director of BOIPA

BOI Payment Acceptance and Direct Route announce the launch of contactless card payment facilities at the Limerick Tunnel and M8 Fermoy

Dublin, October 13th, BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA), a leading provider of payment integrations and acquiring solutions, and Direct Route, a toll plaza concessionaire, have today announced the launch of contactless card payment acceptance at the Limerick Tunnel and the M8 Fermoy toll plazas. The new facilities broaden the range of payment options for motorists at these locations to include toll tags, cash and now contactless and mobile payments via credit and debit cards.

The advent of COVID-19 has seen a dramatic fall in cash usage and a corresponding rise in card and contactless payments. The new card payment facilities will be welcome news to all motorists who pass through these locations by providing greater payment flexibility.

Brian Cleary, Managing Director, BOIPA commented, “Our relationship with Direct Route demonstrates our ongoing commitment to growing our network of strategic partnerships. Today’s announcement is great news for any motorist who passes through the Limerick Tunnel and M8 Fermoy. Now, more than ever, consumers want fast, simple and secure payments, which we are delighted to be able to facilitate for motorists utilising these locations.”.

Declan Cahill, CEO of Direct Route said, “We very much welcome our partnership with BOI Payment Acceptance to deliver fast and contactless payments facilities throughout our plazas, enhancing our services to our customers”.


About BOI Payment Acceptance

BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA) is a marketing alliance between Bank of Ireland and EVO Payments. EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across the globe. As a fully integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor in over 50 markets and 150 currencies worldwide, EVO provides competitive solutions that promote business growth, increase customer loyalty, and enhance data security in the markets it serves.

About Direct Route

Direct Route Ltd, have a 30-year concession through a joint PPP Contract with TII, to design, maintain and operate two road projects, namely Limerick tunnel and the M8 Motorway in Cork. Our goals are to provide road users with safe reliable journeys through our projects and to maintain the projects to the highest possible standards.




Media Contacts


Barry Gray

Marketing Director

M: +353 87 2902955



Direct Route

Declan Cahill


M: 353 86 3887944




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