It would be important to validate this €15.3m figure as it seems to comprise the majority of the total of €19m in benefits from the scheme.
The report also claims that recent research (and a newspaper report from May 2011) shows the "decline in deaths for cyclists over the past decade has been greater than for any other group in the research". It is difficult to find support for this claim when one looks at the table and figure below. There has been a welcome improvement in the total number of road fatalities in Ireland. Road fatalities in 2012 are about 40% of what they were in 2000. However, the numbers do not support a claim that the decline in deaths for cyclists has been greater than for any other group.