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Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

New figures show a spike in anti-social behaviour on trains.

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THERE HAVE BEEN calls for a dedicated transport police to be established to combat rising anti-social behaviour on public transport.

The calls come as figures obtained by RTÉ show that anti-social behaviour on Iarnród Éireann trains has jumped by 43% in a two-year period.

There were over 1,000 separate incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by the company since the beginning of 2017.

The spike has prompted calls from the National Bus and Rail Union for a dedicated transport police to be established.

In the UK, the British Transport Police (BTP) is a special police force that polices railways and light-rail systems across England, Scotland and Wales.

Do you think we need something similar here?

Today we’re asking, Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

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