Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (580)

Seán Sherlock


580. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of all reported anti-social behaviour on Irish Rail services in 2018 to 1 June 2019, by route; and the actions of Irish Rail in response to the incidents. [27500/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

While the vast majority of public transport passenger journeys occur without incident, I am concerned to ensure that the necessary arrangements are in place to ensure the safety of all passengers and staff travelling and working on our rail network.

The safety and security of public transport passengers and staff, including arrangements to deal with anti-social behaviour, are important matters that, first and foremost, must be managed by every public transport company, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, where appropriate.

In view of this, and given that the collection of details of reported incidents of anti-social behaviour on the rail network, as sought by the Deputy, is undertaken by Iarnród Éireann, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply.

Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A