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# Anti-social behaviour

This year
Sharp rise in anti-social behaviour on trains in last three months
272 incidents were reported between April and June, including aggressive behaviour and attacks on staff.
Weekly reviews of areas 'prone to anti-social behaviour' to take place under new crime action plan
The Garda Air Support Unit and the Garda Mounted Unit will be deployed to Dublin City Centre to enhance Garda visibility.
US Embassy warns tourists to 'keep a low profile' in Dublin following spate of assaults
The US Embassy in Ireland issued the warning after a US tourist was last week assaulted on Dublin’s Talbot Street.
'Staff have been attacked, spat at': Dublin city businesses on impact of anti-social behaviour
A report by
Hayley Halpin
While drug use and related issues have long been a problem, one person said it has become “out of control at this stage”.
The Journal visited areas of the city centre this week to chat to business owners.
Tony Gallagher, a security consultant, said the level of shoplifting in the city centre has reached a "crisis level".
Seven arrested in operation targeting organised crime and anti-social behaviour in west Tallaght
At 7:00am this morning, gardaí from the Tallaght District searched six residential properties in the west Tallaght area.
Last year
New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.
The Justice Minister wants to know why ASBOs are used more in some areas than in others
McEntee asked Harris to undertake a review of the legislation around Asbos.
Over 760 anti-social behaviour incidents on train services reported in first six months of year
The incidents included multiple reports of fighting, soiling, sexual harassment, lewd behaviour and hate incidents.
Sanctions already in place for those who engage in anti-social behaviour off-campus, UL insists
The University has argued it already has sanctions in place to try to tackle any such behaviour.
All time
Investigation into reports of disturbing 'rape chant' on nighttime DART service
Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell was travelling home towards Malahide when he heard the alarming chant.
Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.
Gardaí deploy undercover units on Dart line to stamp out spate of anti-social behaviour
There have been violent scenes in Howth and Malahide in recent weeks.
Beer and goading in Portobello: 'I've cleaned up s**t, I've seen more people pissing'
There were differing views at the canal-side as Dublin City Council fenced off the popular public space.
The council says "about a thousand people" have gathered there in recent weekends, causing disruption for residents
There are to be increased garda patrols of the area
A demonstration this afternoon saw views expressed on both sides
Deserted Dublin streets lead to outreach problems and concerns about anti-social behaviour
The problem is one that’s been raised consistently by outreach workers.
Anti-social behaviour and bus curtailments: Efforts to tackle problem in Tallaght a 'great success', union says
The NBRU praised the strong collaboration at local level at helping to address the problem.
Here's which Dublin Bus routes are curtailed the most due to anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour caused bus services to be curtailed 108 times last year. The figure for this year is already at 92.
Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year
The log includes several near misses, a brawl with ‘quite a bit of blood’, and theft on trains and at stations.
Gardaí vow to crack down on gang of youths carrying out indiscriminate assaults in north Dublin
At least two serious assaults were carried out by the one gang last week.
'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks
Unions have been calling for the introduction of a dedicated transport policing unit.
Gangs use 'expendable' young men to control parts of south Dublin – study
New research finds that children as young as 10 are being groomed for criminal activity.
Barrister appointed to investigate Dublin City Council 'protection money' allegations
Allegations emerged last month that a known criminal extorted money from building firms to pay for protection from anti-social behaviour.
Spike in 'menacing' anti-social behaviour on Irish trains prompts calls for transport police
There was a 14% increase in anti-social incidents on the Iarnród Éireann network in 2018.
Bus Éireann steps up security at Busáras after recent attacks on drivers
The measures come after drivers threatened to stop operating services after 8pm on Monday 16 September.
Bus drivers threaten to stop serving Busáras after dark over anti-social behaviour
It comes after a driver was allegedly assaulted at the station in recent weeks.
Dart to launch text alert system aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour next month
The service will be live-monitored by central security.
Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site
Last month work at the site was stopped because of anti-social behaviour.
Over €100,000 to be spent on security on Irish Rail over Christmas
There have been increased calls for transport security in recent months.
Dublin Bus driver: 'We need transport police to protect bus drivers from assaults and abuse'
The last incident on my bus really knocked my confidence. It was a cyclist who spat in my eye, writes Dublin Bus driver, Dave Fitzsimons.
'Unprecedented' stabbing on Irish Rail train leads to renewed calls for transport police
The NBRU has said the incident “may serve to be a watershed moment in the ongoing debate on the issue of anti-social behaviour”.
Trains rerouted in Kildare after 'passenger trouble' on early morning service
Trains to and from Newbridge were running from Hazelhatch station in west Dublin from 6.35am.
Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour
Incidents of intimidating and threatening behaviour have become commonplace on the northern line in recent weeks.
'Boy-racers doing doughnuts are driving tourists away' - Mayo County Council
“I really don’t know how they can afford to keep replacing the tyres,” one resident said.
Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes
Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.
'Really busy, all day and all night' - Fire crews just had one of their busiest Halloweens in years
Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with 1,100 calls.
Poll: Do you agree with the use of 'mosquito alarms' to deter anti-social behaviour?
One is being used on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.
See anti-social behaviour on the Luas? New service offers a 'simple, discreet way' to report it
Operator Transdev has created a new text service for people to report instances of anti-social behaviour.
'It could have tragic consequences': Teenagers have been spotted 'train surfing' on the Dart
Two teenagers were photographed standing between two carriages on a moving Dart at the Killester station.
Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system
The council recently spent €20,000 on the security set-up.
'We could have been killed': Locals worried about number of fires being set in north Dublin suburb
The most recent fire was in a wheelie bin outside a woman’s house – it caused extensive damage to her windows and the exterior wall.
Car crashed through fence at Dublin modular housing site, then set alight
Construction on the rapid-build homes at the site is due to begin next week.