Woman who was knocked off her bicycle in Dun Laoghaire will “live on in the hearts and minds of her many family and friends”

A 22-year-old woman who was knocked off her bicycle and died a short time afterwards in hospital yesterday has been named as Greta Price-Martin from Templetown in Co Louth and living in Dun Laoghaire.

She was a student and was cycling to work at around 8am when a truck hit her bicycle. Emergency services were quickly at the location of the crash at the five-way junction of Upper Glenageary Road, Oliver Plunkett Road, Kill Ave, Mounttown Rd Lower, and Highthorn Park.

A notice posted by her family on RIP.ie said: “Greta had just finished her first year at IADT and just started her first job in film production, with everything ahead of her, when she was struck down cycling to work on 24th April 2024. She will live on in the hearts and minds of her many family and friends.”

The family added their “deepest thanks to the staff at St Vincent’s who did their best.”

On RIP.ie, Vanessa Gildea, Head of The National Film School, IADT, said: “To Greta’s parents Breffni and Vanessa, and to her brothers Jack & Louis, sister Ruth, partner Charlie, grandparents, extended family and friends; words cannot express our sadness, shock and heartbreak at Greta’s passing, and at the loss of a much valued and cherished student and friend. We will miss her desperately, she was bright and brilliant.”

She added: “Sending you heartfelt condolences at this terrible time of grief, from all the staff and students of The National Film School IADT.”

Robyn Maguire, IADT admissions officer, said: “My Deepest Condolences to Greta’s parents Breffni and Vanessa, her siblings Ruth, Jack and Louis and her partner Charlie. Although her time in IADT was cut tragically short, it’s clear she has made a significant impact amongst her classmates and the staff here in IADT. She will be dearly missed and her creativity and brilliance will not be forgotten.”

Locals and campaigners have expressed concern as to why plastic cycle lane bollards at one of the corners where the fatal crash happened were removed or damaged. It is currently unclear if the bollards were removed or damaged and never replaced.

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council are progressing with the DLR Central project, which will see the junction fully redesigned with a segregated cycle path and extended footpath around the location of the collision. The project was approved by councillors in 2022 and is expected to start construction this year.

Dash camera footage has been summited to the Gardaí.

Yesterday, a Garda spokesperson called for any witnesses to contact them and anybody with footage to make the footage available to them. Anyone with any information or footage is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 666 5000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


  1. I have long believed that because higher education colleges attract a lot of students and staff, who choose to cycle to their campuses, their administrations should be to the fore in demanding better cycling infrastructure and safer traffic management on the approach roads and streets.
    The same applies to national schools and second-level schools.
    I hope that IADT will be to the fore in calling for better and safer active travel infrastructure for its staff and students.

    • As with a lot of the national cycle network, there are plans (been through public consultation a while back) for new bike tracks on the road that connects IADT to that junction. At present, the road has extremely narrow magic paint lanes for about 75% of its length and 25% is a BUS lane where people on bikes can share the world with 12 tonne buses and crazy taxi drivers. I would sure hope that IADT submitted into the non-statutory public consultation on the route.


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