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Dublin Cyclists Fall To The Ground For 'Die In' Protest

Brendan O'Loughlin
Brendan O'Loughlin

02:49 6 Nov 2019


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Dublin cyclists have taken part in a visually dramatic protest outside government buildings.

Up to 100 of them fell to the ground with their bikes to raise awareness of the dangers of cycling in the city.

Members of the iBike group held signs that read 'Stop Killing Cyclists', while they laid on Kildare Street.

Seven cyclists have been killed on Dublin's roads since the start of 2019.

The latest, a 34-year man died when his bike and a truck collided near where the National Children's Hospital is being built.

iBike Dublin is accusing the government of not taking people who want to cycle seriously.

The group has called the amount invested in cycling infrastructure in the last 8 budgets "tiny".

It's holding a series of actions this week, it says, "targeting those State institutions that bear responsibility for the safety of people who cycle in this city".

The action began on Tuesday at the Dublin City Council offices.

The group says this is to highlight "inadequate progress on infrastructure projects on Dublin's roads".

Today's demonstration drew support from a number of politicians, including the TD Catherine Martin.

She tweeted to say there has been "enough carnage on our roads".

"It's time for the Government to seriously invest in safe cycling infrastructure", she said.

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