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Just 65 Charges Over Antisocial Incidents On Dublin Transport

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:17 11 Aug 2022

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There have been just 65 criminal charges as part of an operation to tackle antisocial behaviour on public transport in Dublin.

That's despite over 3,000 incidents being logged over a 5-month period.

Operation Saul was launched in January in a bid to tackle crime on public transport with patrols on the Luas, DART and buses in a number of Dublin garda divisions.

Information supplied to Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny by the Justice Minister shows 3,061 incidents were recorded on the pulse system between the end of January and the end of June but just 82 were classified as crimes, resulting in 65 charges.

The Irish Times reports non-crime incidents could include passengers feeling in fear or threatened, unruly behaviour on board or suspicions a crime has been committed but no evidence is found.

Minister Helen McEntee says Gardaí take a zero tolerance approach to public-order issues and that meetings take place every three months to look at any issues that emerge.

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