Two Dublin TDs highlight epidemic of anti-social behavior after seeing chants of ‘rape’ and people being bombarded with eggs
The epidemic of anti-social behavior plaguing the city of Dublin was highlighted by two Dublin TDs last night after hearing chants of sexual violence against women and youth gangs bombarding people with eggs.
Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell warned last night that Ireland has “a very long way to go to ensure that toxic masculinity is eradicated from our society” after seeing a female train passenger threatened with chants. “.
Dublin deputy Fingal called the incident “depressing” and said he was so stunned by the event that he asked other passengers if what he heard was correct.
Elsewhere on the city’s main thoroughfare, Social Democratic TD Gary Gannon said he saw a gang of about a dozen young people pulling eggs as people lined up for a bus on O’Connell Street.
Discussing the disturbing event he encountered on his train trip yesterday, Deputy Farrell said: go to ensure that toxic masculinity is eradicated from our society.
“‘Fiddle it’ chants were heard among the guys, after some lonely women
“I even checked with other passengers if I had misheard. “
Fine Gael TD added: “Such a depressing event, men so young. Supposedly in touch with what it means to be a man of the 21st century.
“They were locals, there is no doubt. Some recognized this when I confronted them in Malahide, and I thank them for at least acknowledging the problem, others have come at me for my Politics. Above all, they have a long way to go.
“Toxic masculinity is where bravado takes over and decency makes no sense.”
Dublin Central TD Gary Gannon said anti-social events are becoming a “growing problem” and must “be tackled at all levels”.
Detailing the events he saw, Deputy Gannon posted: “I just witnessed a dozen young men cycling down O’Connell Street with their faces covered, throwing eggs over them. people queuing for a bus.
“There is not only a police solution to this growing problem, but an empty Garda van parked next to the GPO is not a great deterrent either.
“I love walking around the city at night, but I understand how much of a luxury it is for me, as so many others who are unlike me are the targets of verbal abuse and worse. It has to be tackled at all levels because our city center cannot be left like this. “
It was announced yesterday that An Garda Siochana is planning to introduce a number of new initiatives to tackle anti-social behavior in the city center.
Justice Minister Heather Humphreys said a high-visibility initiative should be launched to tackle public unrest and anti-social behavior in Dublin city center in collaboration with local communities.
She said: “We want people to feel safe in Dublin, whether they live in Dublin, own a business in Dublin or want to visit and enjoy our capital.