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Poll: Should Luas security guards be able to arrest rowdy passengers?

What do you think?


THERE HAVE BEEN regular instances of anti-social behaviour on Dublin’s Luas service in recent years.

The Sunday Business Post reports today that Transdev, the tram’s operator, is resisting calls to give private security guards the power to arrest disruptive passengers.

At present, security staff on the two Luas lines can only call gardaí, meaning offenders can sometimes flee before being taken into custody.

The paper reports that there were some 97 complaints about anti-social behaviour on the service in the last three months of 2014.

However, Transdev has said in the past that violence and crime are not particular to the Luas, and that only a very small minority of passengers report public disorder incidents.

We’re asking: Should private security guards be able to arrest people on the Luas?

Poll Results:

Yes (8899)
No (2020)
Not sure (395)

Read: Man left bloodied after ‘freak accident’ at Luas stop

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Catherine Healy

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