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A South Dublin County councillor is seeking footage from anybody with dashcams or bicycle cameras after a woman was pushed off her bicycle near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

Cllr Alan Hayes (independent), who represents the Palmerstown and Fonthill areas, said he witnessed the woman falling after she was pushed by a group of lads on bikes.

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It happened on the Fonthill Road between Quarryvale Park and the car dealerships at around 10.30am yesterday, March 11th.

Cllr Hayes said: “When cycling westbound from Liffey Valley Centre towards the Fonthill Road, I saw a group of lads on bikes approaching, I saw one person fall, and the group cycled on. I almost said to one of them ‘your mate is after falling’, but as they passed me I heard one say to his friend ‘you’re bad’. When I reached the grounded cyclist, I was genuinely shocked to see it was a middle-aged woman.”

“She was visibly shaken and crying; she couldn’t understand why they’d pushed her off her bike,” said Cllr Hayes.

He said: “She didn’t want the Gardai called and the lads were gone, she checked herself for injuries and continued on her way.”

Cllr Hayes said he made the call out for dashcam footage because Gardai in Ronanstown would likely know most of the groups on bikes in the area. He’s asking people to contact him, so, he can follow the issue up with the Gardaí.

He added: “The last thing we want is people getting injured, and, if this type of thing happened on a road, with cars whizzing past, who knows the outcome? The segregated cycle lane makes it a very comfortable cycle from Palmerstown to Fonthill Road, after that, it’s a grim enough cycle to County Hall in Tallaght.”

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