Declan Breathnach TD Louth (and East Meath)

30th October 2019

 

Breathnach calls for Transport Police Unit following 37% rise in anti-social behaviour Irish Rail services

 

-The figures were released by Minister for Transport Shane Ross following a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan –
Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach has said action is urgently required to tackle the rise in anti-social behaviour on Irish rail services. So far this year there has been 785 incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded on Irish rail services. This is up from 572 in the same period in 2018, representing a 37% increase. The figures were released by Minister for Transport Shane Ross following a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan.

 

Deputy Breathnach commented “These figures show there is a huge increase in anti-social behaviour on our trains. Commuters from Dundalk and Drogheda train stations should not be subject to anti-social behaviour, intimidation, theft and violence by other passengers or gangs.”

 

“Fianna Fáil has called for the establishment of a transport police unit to combat anti-social behaviour on public transport. There needs to be a serious deterrent to those who terrorise commuters using public transport.”

 

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Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2

(Declan – 087 2697638) (T) 01 6183549 (Email)  declan.breathnach@oireachtas.ie