A woman has spoken of her ordeal on a bus in Dublin when a man hit her and told her he "hates Islam".
Saudi Arabian Mashael Khayyat, 31, said the incident happened on the number 70 bus in Dublin city centre last week.
The student informed the driver immediately and he called gardaí, who attended the scene and are investigating the incident.
Mashael said that the experience has left her in a very difficult position.
"I used to drive here, but because of the works next to trinity because of the Luas now … I have to use public transportation if I want to go straight into college," she said.
"But now, since that day, I didn't go, because I feel really afraid."