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Save the Liffey cycle route – Keep it on the Quays

Proposals to outline a segregated cycle path along the Liffey quays from the Phoenix Park to Dublin docks are to be significantly altered. Dublin City Council have been working on these plans since 2012, but is now planning for the cycle lanes to be located away from the quays and onto back streets for the first quarter of the route. The originally planned section provided a small part of the riverside that gave a safe and attractive cycle route for the north and south quays. Cycling campaigners have highlighted how redirecting this route into Smithfield will detract from the route and will leave many cyclists and other objectors dissatisfied.

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Ten activities/events for bike week

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held between the 11th and 19th of June with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you? Here is ten activities/events that coincide with bike week.

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EU deputies fail to reach an agreement on glyphosate

Yesterday, EU deputies failed, for the third time, to reach an agreement on whether or not to renew glyphosate, leaving the future of the product uncertain.
More commonly known as Roundup, the herbicide made by agrichemical group Monsanto needs 55% of the vote to pass, but several countries are opposed to its continuation as it is suspected to affect bees and the health of the population. Only Malta voted against the proposal, 20 countries voted for it and 7 countries abstained.