I propose to take Questions Nos. 530 and 534 together.
As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.
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.
The issue raised is an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the company for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.