A woman on a train in Ireland was caught on camera racially abusing fellow Asian passengers, telling one of them to “go back to India” for placing a bag on an empty seat, media reports said.
In the videos, originally posted on Twitter, the woman can be seen and heard shouting abuse at the other passengers.
Twitter user ‘TheBexWay’ filmed the woman on a train from Limerick Colbert station to Limerick Junction.
“Go back to India. Don’t give me your guff,” the woman was heard saying in the video.
The woman then targeted another passenger who appeared to stand up for the people she was abusing, saying: “Look at the ugly head of that fella. That’s the only reason he’s backing you up is because he’s ugly”.
Irish Rail has reported the incident, captured in a series of videos showing the Irish woman’s racist rant on a Limerick train, to the Garda, the state police force of the Republic of Ireland.
A spokesman for Irish Rail said that behaviour like this will not be tolerated on their service.
“People should be able to travel on our services without abuse of any kind. The footage is very clear and very shocking and we welcome the fact that another member of the public was able to assist in identifying the person involved,” he said.
In March, a study issued by the European Network against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland) found that there was an alarming growth in the number of racism incidents being reported over the last six months.