An increase in the number of anti-social behaviour incidents on trains has led to renewed calls for the introduction of transport police by a Leitrim councillor.
Drumkeerin based Councillor Padraig Fallon says recent figures from Irish Rail that shows there was a 60 per cent increase in anti-social behaviour complaints in 2022
Complaints of racism, verbal sexual harassment, assaults and drug-taking on trains were registered.
There was a 60 per cent increase in anti-social behaviour complaints in 2022, compared to the previous year.
Incidents of anti-social behaviour have also been reported on the Sligo to Dublin service.
Cllr Fallon is warning that less people will use the service if they feel unsafe and intimated: