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City Council Slammed For Failing To Fight Sexual Harassment


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Dublin City Council has fialed to implementn measures to make the city safer for women.

A 2015 report highlighted how women are experiencing sexual harassment and groping on public transport especially at night.

It recommended upgrading street lighting between Heuston Station and Abbey Street as one way of targeting the problem.

However The Times today reports despite warnings of significant threats to women and girls, Dublin City Council has failed to implement all but one of the proposals.

The only one acted on so far was a billboard campaign with the message: "a sexist remark is not a compliment."

The posters were carried for a month and ran on the Luas for just weeks.

Speaking to 98FM News, Noeleen Blackwell from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says "in fairness the city council has recognised that it has a role in making our city safer and it's just a question of keeping that on their agenda. (I believe) they will genuinely make a difference." 

Noeleen is also asking public transport operators to take a look at their procedures and "ask themselves whether they're satisfied that there are ways for people to report this kind of harassment."

 


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