Cycling officer gets jobs reprieve


Ireland’s only local authority cycling officer’s job is safe for another six months after Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan asked Dublin City Council to extend the employment contract.

There was consternation among the capital’s cycling community when it emerged at the weekend that Ciarán Fallon was set to lose his job before Christmas because Dublin City Council had been instructed by Mr Hogan’s department not to fund the position.

Mr Hogan yesterday granted Mr Fallon a reprieve.