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Seanad: Transport Police Service: Motion (25 Jan 2023)

“I welcome this important motion. The scenes that we saw in south-west Dublin in recent weeks were only the latest incidents that have taken place for quite a number of years.These incidents are not new, but I very much hope they provide the impetus to put proper structures in place to keep drivers and passengers safe. If we are serious about trying to improve public transport use,...”

Seanad: Transport Police Service: Motion (25 Jan 2023)

“It is really important that a Department, whether it be the Department of Transport or the Department of Justice, takes responsibility for this and that there is an end to passing the buck. We cannot have loads of tea and sympathy for this issue. We need action. Britain has had a public transport police for several years now, with 75% of its funding provided by the transport contractors...”

Seanad: Transport Police Service: Motion (25 Jan 2023)

“The reality is that there is a standard transport police across all modes of transport in Britain and we do not have that in Ireland. We have a patchwork. The Luas contract requires an in-house security service. While these security officers were supposed to have the power to arrest and detain, in reality, they do not have the facility to detain people who engage in antisocial behaviour...”

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