Call for transport gardaí following violent incidents
The impact of anti-social behaviour on public transport on children and young people was raised at a recent meeting of Wicklow Joint Policing Committee.
Member Alice O'Donnell, representing Wicklow Public Participation Network, raised the matter and said that children have been exposed to serious, violent assaults on public transport, including an incident in Greystones earlier this year,
'A child was also attacked quite badly on the DART while on the way home to Greystones. Is there any possibility of introducing transport police?' she asked.
Chief Superintendent John Paul Quirke acknowledged that this is unacceptable and said that there will be an increased garda presence on public transport and various routes during the summer months.