is reader-funded journalism. Our subscription numbers had stalled at around 250 subscribers. As of August 2, we're within reach of our target of 20 more subscribers by the end of August. Can you help? If you can, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Grand Canal Greenway robbery and assault prompts witness appeal

Gardai are seeking witnesses after a robbery and assault happened along the Grand Canal in Clondalkin on Sunday last, December 5.

The greenway has on-going issues with assaults, robberies and attempted robberies. The Grand Canal Greenway in Dublin runs from Inchicore to Adamstown.

“Shortly before 8pm, a man in his 30s was threatened and assaulted by 6 youths. During the incident an electric scooter was taken. Gardaí arrested four youths and recovered the scooter a short time later<” said Sergeant Margaret Flanagan at the Garda press office.

“All four youths were taken to Ballyfermot and Clondalkin Garda stations where they were detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. All four have since been released without charge pending files being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer,” she said.

Flanagan added: “Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area between 7:30pm and 8:30pm, who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on the road at the time with camera footage to make this available to them.”

You have read this far, now please think of supporting this reader-funded journalism. The current target is to reach 20 more subscribers by the end of August: Thanks to readers like you, as of August 2, there's now 265 readers subscribed to -- that's just five short of the target. Help us surpass the target by subscribing today.

Gardai are asking for anyone with any information to contact Clondalkin Garda station on 01 666 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Hello Reader... is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via

Cian Ginty


  1. Hi Cian,

    Can you ask the Gardai why they are looking for other road users with camera footage, when the Greenway has CCTV cameras? Are these not working?




Leave a Reply to Kevin Farrell Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.