More than half of women in Ireland say they would not use public transport after dark due to safety concerns.
Research from Transport Infrastructure Ireland shows over a quarter of women in Dublin reported being verbally harassed or made to feel uncomfortable on some transport services.
It comes as protests are planned to take place in Cork, Limerick and Galway later today over gender-based violence, organised by feminist group Rosa.
Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Noeline Blackwell, says there needs to be adequate access to security on public transport:
"There's something about public transport that makes people very vulnerable because there's nowhere to hide on public transport a lot of the time. And there is that sense that women feel that they have to take these additional precautions on public transport."
Main file image: A young woman sits with a face mask at a bus stop, 09/23/2020