Hate crime, non-wearing of face masks, ‘soiling’, and lewd behaviour among anti-social and assault incidents logged by Irish Rail last year

Irish Rail recorded more than 2,500 incidents of anti-social activity, lewd behaviour, hate crime, and violations of Covid-19 restrictions last year.

A log of incidents provided by the railway operator detail a catalogue of cases, with 549 of the incidents categorised as “reportable” criminal and anti-social behaviour.

An analysis of data showed 66 cases of assault last year on rail services or in stations, with 11 assaults on contractors, 37 on customers, 10 on Irish Rail employees, and 8 on other members of the public.

Five instances of hate crime were also recorded, two of them on DART services, one in Limerick, one on a mainline service, and one other with an unspecified location according to the figures.

There were 105 instances of individuals flouting Covid-19 restrictions around the wearing of face masks or other public health measures.

A copy of the database is available.

You can also see the records in PDF below.