Media Appearances 2023

On this page we will document some of our main media appearances in 2023 (but by no means exhaustive). If you are a Campaign member who featured on local or national media and would like to be included on this page, just drop us a line!


20.11.2023
Upfront With Katie Hannon on RTE1 TV. Programme focusing on the proposals to change speed limits on Irish Roads. Mairéad Forsythe (Love 30) and Úna Morrison (Chairperson of Dublin Cycling Campaign) both invited to make and delivered contributions on the multiple benefits of introducing slower and safer speed limits on Irish roads.
https://www.rte.ie/player/series/upfront-with-katie-hannon/10001371-00-0….

07.11.2023
Nuacht TG4. Kevin Jennings of Galway Cycling Campaign spoke about the Galway Ring Road saying that we need to invest in public transport as a priority.
https://twitter.com/NuachtTG4/status/1721972738191974474

29.08.2023
Galway Bay FM local radio. Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan show. Kevin Jennings from Galway Cycling Campaign, along with local walking advocate (and subsequent Local Election 2024 candidate with Social Democrats) Eibhlín Seoighthe, discussed walkability audits. From 14:25-28:50 in the middle 10am-11am podcast.
https://galwaybayfm.ie/podcast/galway-talks-with-keith-finnegan-tuesday-…

23.08.2023
Cyclist.ie convened Active Travel Coalition to make statements in support of BusConnects plans:

  • RTÉ Six-One news with comment, background from NTA
  • Virgin Media news interview with David Timoney (at 14:40)
  • TG4 Nuacht story with interviews (at 7:20)
  • RTÉ Drivetime discussion between Sean Owens of Irish Doctors for the Environment and Senator Mary Seery Kearney (FG); 7 min 29.
  • Today FM ‘Last Word with Matt Cooper’ interview with Sadhbh O’Neill (at 1hr:15:30)
  • Independent article, ‘Five years on from its unveiling, progress on BusConnects is still sluggish – so what’s the delay?
  • Independent article, ‘Political support for BusConnects has been ‘lukewarm’, say health and environment groups frustrated by delays’ sets out Coalition arguments and points.
  • Independent article, ‘Slow rollout of BusConnects plan is hampering physical activity levels, doctors warn’ also sets out Coalition arguments. Begins with the statement, ”A transport system that includes some level of exercise is the easiest way of boosting our physical activity, doctors have said’.
  • Examiner article, ‘Health groups call for ‘urgent implementation’ of BusConnects’

A full list of media around this story can be found here.

27.06.2023
Neasa Bheilbigh, Chairperson of Cyclist.ie, was interviewed on Nuacht RTÉ / Nuacht TG4 on the Road Traffic Bill.

21.06.2023
Neasa Bheilbigh, Chairperson of Cyclist.ie, was interviewed on Iniúchadh (Uair na Cinniúna) on TG4 on the topic of Active Travel & Climate Action.

18.06.2023
Ellen Cullen, Chairperson of Dublin Cycling Campaign was quoted as part of the article entitled “Owen Keegan’s Dublin city – the good, the bad and the ugly” as published in The Times newspaper.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/owen-keegans-dublin-city-the-good-the…

09.06.2023
David Timoney from Dublin Cycling Campaign was interviewed on the Last Word by Matt Cooper on Today FM on the topics of helmets and bike registration.

01.06.2023
Dr. Damien Ó Tuama, National Cycling Coordinator with Cyclist.ie and An Taisce, was interviewed on RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime show about the increase in cycling numbers over the period 2016 to 2022 as per the recently published Census data.
https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22258455/.

26.05.2023
Neasa Bheilbigh, Chairperson of Cyclist.ie, was interviewed on on Raidio na Gaeltachta on the New Cycling & Pedestrian bridge in Galway.
https://www.rte.ie/radio/rnag/clips/22256659/

05.05.2023
Joan Swift of Cyclist.ie / Rural Cyclist Collective mentioned as speaking about Cyclist.ie’s Vision for Cycling in Rural Ireland in Laois Live.
https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/events—listings/1162726/future-of-…

31.03.2023
Letter published in the Irish Times on the topic of Cars and urban transport solutions / Sustainable and active transport by David Timoney (of Dublin Cycling Campaign)
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/2023/03/31/cars-and-urban-tra…

17.03.2023
Dublin Cycling Campaign features prominently in the RTE1 TV coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Recording on YouTube here.
Dublin Cycling Campaign appears at 2hrs 1min to 2hrs 3min in the broadcast.

09.03.2023 Letter published in the Irish Times on the topic of ‘Don’t forget the fun in cycling - Two wheels good’ by Siobhán McNamara (Vice-Chair of Dublin Cycling Campaign)
Letter of 09 March 2023 here

06.03.2023
Letters published in the Irish Times on the topic of Bike Theft from our active members Dr. Mike McKillen and Mairéad Forsythe
Letters of 06 March 2023 here

04.03.2023
Letters published in the Irish Times on the topic of the Decarbonisation of Transport and Bike Theft from our active members David Timoney and Dr. Damien Ó Tuama (National Cycling Coordinator)
Letters of 04 March 2023 here

20.01.2023
Úna Morrison talked about bike theft with Pat Kenny on Newstalk. Listen back here.

19.01.2023
Úna Morrison contributed to a segment on bike theft on Prime Time on RTÉ One. Watch back on RTÉ player here. The bike theft report begins 20 minutes in.

11.01.2023
Úna Morrison talked to Kildare Focus on KFM about cycling injuries on Luas tracks. Listen back here. It starts 2-3 minutes in.

10.01.2023
Úna Morrison gave a statement to the Irish Times about cycling injuries on Luas tracks. Read the article here.


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