AN INVESTIGATION has commenced into footage posted on social media appearing to show two uniformed ticket inspectors from Dublin’s Luas, involved in a violent altercation with a young man.
Transdev, the company that operates the Luas service, has confirmed it looking into the origins of a video, posted on Facebook and Twitter, of two inspectors reacting violently to a man trying to grab a notepad.
The clip shows the two inspectors wrestling with the man who, at one point, is grabbed around the neck and thrown to the ground.
The man is then restrained by the two inspectors who proceed to pull him on off the tracks and onto a nearby platform before issuing orders via a walkie-talkie.
It is unclear when the incident took place or the context behind the attempted apprehension of the man involved.
Absolutely shocking pic.twitter.com/J62UkkLtna
— David Lee (@DavidLe56942648) September 27, 2019
Commenting on the footage Dublin South Central People Before Profit TD Brid Smith said , via Twitter: "This is outrageous Who do they think they are?.
"If the individual involved wants to contact me please use this or Facebook and I will respond immediately".
A gardai spokesperson said: “Gardaí attended the scene of an incident at Bluebell Luas Stop that occurred at approximately 5.30 pm on Friday 27th September 2019.
“As this matter is currently under investigation, it would not be appropriate for An Garda Síochána to comment further on this matter at this time.”
Transdev said in a statement: “This incident is under investigation. No further comment will be made at this time.”