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Junction of Glenageary Road Upper, Mounttown Road Lower and Kill Avenue.
Dún Laoghaire

'Devastated' family grieves cyclist killed in Dublin crash, as council says junction will be fixed

Greta Price-Martin, who is originally from Co Louth, had finished her first year at IADT and just started her first job.


A WOMAN WHO died after being struck by a truck while she was cycling in Dublin on Wednesday has been named as 22-year-old Greta Price-Martin.

It comes as Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council confirmed that upgrade works will begin later this year on the dangerous junction where Greta was fatally injured. The project was approved by councillors almost a year and a half ago.

Greta, who is originally from Templetown, Cooley, Co Louth, had finished her first year at IADT and just started her first job in film production before her life was cut short.

In a tribute to her on, her family said she would be “deeply missed by her devastated sister Ruth, brothers Jack and Louis, partner Charlie, and her parents, Breffni and Vanessa, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins and wider family and friends”.

The fatal incident happened in Dún Laoghaire at the junction where Glenageary Road Upper, Mountown Road Lower and Kill Avenue meet.

Greta was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where she later passed away from her injuries.

She was one of four people who died on Irish roads within a 24-hour period this week. 

“She will live on in the hearts and minds of her many family and friends,” her obituary reads.

Unsafe junction

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said segregated pedestrian and cyclists’ facilities will be created through this junction as part of plans approved by councillors in November 2022.

It said a tender for a contractor is underway, with works due to begin later this year.

Daniel Walsh, a local member of the Dublin Cycling Campaign, said the council had strong plans in place to improve active travel infrastructure in its area, which is widely acknowledged as having some of the best infrastructure and one of the most supportive local authority executives in the country.

However, Walsh said planned improvements such as this one often took a long time to get built, partly due to reluctance to have too many works underway at the one time so as not to inconvenience motorists.

He said the junction in question was very unsafe.

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