Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (531)

Jim O'Callaghan

Ceist:

531. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reported incidents of antisocial behaviour on Bus Éireann services in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39823/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

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 Bus Éireann and 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 ten working days.