DART Stabbing Reinforces Need for Dedicated Transport Police

31 October 2018

Labour Party General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has said the latest violent incident on a DART shows the need for a dedicated transport police.

Senator Ó Ríordáin said: 

“Reports of a stabbing incident on board a northbound DART service at 10pm on Tuesday October 30th between Killester and Harmonstown underlines the need for a dedicated Transport Policing service.

“This is the latest in a long list of troubling incidents on the Northside line, with many of the stations being vandalised on a regular basis and a DART being taken over by hooded youths in the summer who attempted to spray paint the carriage in Clongriffin”

“I welcome the fact that Minister Ross has indicated his willingness to explore the possibility of establishing a Transport Police Service. The proposal must be brought to fruition as soon as possible for the safety of commuters and staff on our public transport system.”

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