Liffey Cycle Route: 1,260 say kept it on the quays, 35% of councillors respond

Over 1,260 members of the public have now signed a petition to keep the Liffey Cycle Route on the quays, and so-far 35% of councillors have responded to a survey aimed at getting councillors’ views on the issue.

An email and reminder email were sent to all councillor, but any councillor who has not received their individual survey link or needs their link reissued can contact by emailing

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If you want to contact your local councillor on this issue, you can find contact details via a page on the city council’s website at

21 councillors have so-far responded directly to the survey, and one councillor indicated his views via email. The councillors who have so-far replied are:

  • Nial Ring (independent)
  • Edel Moran (Sinn Fein)
  • Ciarán Cuffe (Green Party)
  • Michael O’Brien (Anti-Austerity Alliance)
  • Paddy Smyth (Fine Gael)
  • Andrew Keegan (People Before Profit)
  • Andrew Montague (Labour)
  • Paul McAuliffe (Fianna Fail)
  • Dermot Lacey (Labour)
  • Anthony Connaghan (Sinn Fein)
  • Christy Burke (independent)
  • Eilis Ryan (The Workers’ Party)
  • Séamas McGrattan (Sinn Féin)
  • Janice Boylan (Sinn Féin)
  • Gaye Fagan (Sinn Féin)
  • Daithi de Roiste (Fianna Fail)
  • Ciaran O Moore (Sinn Féin)
  • Deirdre Heney (Fianna Fail)
  • Seán Paul Mahon (Fianna Fáil)
  • Ciaran O Moore (Sinn Féin)
  • Vincent Jackson (independent)
  • Claire Byrne (Green Party)
  • Naoise Ó Muirí (Fine Gael)

LAST UPDATED Monday July 19: We have added the names of  the councillors who have responded to the survey so-far today. Percentage mentioned in headline and first paragraph also updated.

We will be publishing the results of the councillor survey later this week, and, in the meanwhile, we will update this page with any new respondents to the councillor survey.


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  1. This project is also a statement about where the city stands on the subject of sustainable mobility. It is disappointing that so few councillors are willing to engage in the debate.

  2. Excellent activist work Cian.

    Very very disappointing that so few councillors have responded on this issue. >:( Many people have their heads in the sand when it comes to sustainability and transport in major urban areas. Cars cannot continue to hold the prime position they do hold at the moment on our roads. Councillors should be leading the way and showing true leadership.

  3. @Citizen Wolf in some cases people just need a push to respond — five more responses today. And the above text is updated to reflect this.


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