Luas security guards seek powers to arrest disruptive passengers

Offenders can leave before gardaí arrive at incident, but Luas operator is not in favour of move

11th October, 2015
Tansport Minister Paschal Donohoe

The operator of the Luas is resisting pressure to give private security guards the right to arrest people on trams.

Currently, gardaí have to be called to arrest people who are trying to rob, assault or intimidate fellow passengers on the Luas. But this means that many offenders are able to leave before the gardaí arrive and have to be identified by other means, such as CCTV or through witness identification.

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