Councillor Dermot Lacey

October 2008

Post Archive

  • Dermot on Parking – Evening Herald

    Dermot was quoted in today’s Evening Herald on Minister Noel Dempsey’s refusal to allow partial-footpath parking.  Partial footpath parking has been used in many countries across Europe, and allows cars to be parked with two wheels on the footpath where it is wide enough to still allow full access (including buggies and wheelchairs) past the…

    Know More

  • Register to Vote

    It’s that time of year again – the Electoral Register is being prepared.  At Dublin City Council, we’ve come up with a poster to encourage those who may not have been born here, but still have a right to vote, to register. As readers may or may not know, anyone can vote in Local Elections…

    Know More

  • Levy on Second Homes – Budget Reaction – Letter to the Editor

    The Editor, The Irish Times (published 22nd October) Madam, – There was so much in the Budget to be critical of and so many regrets at the failure by the Government to seriously tackle the economic problems in our society, the decision to unilaterally target the over-70s being perhaps the most cynical. However, I want…

    Know More

  • Save our Chimneys – Evening Herald

    Dermot is quoted in today’s Evening Herald in a story about the online petition to save the Poolbeg (aka Pigeon House) ESB Generating Station’s iconic chimneys. Councillor Dermot Lacey is also hoping that Dublin City Council will be able to protect the 207m twin structures from destruction. Iconic “These are iconic symbols and have provided…

    Know More

  • Councillors say house tax will not offset funding cut – The Irish Times

    Dermot got some more coverage in today’s Irish Times on the subject of Minister Gormley‘s new second house property tax. councillors said the money would not offset the 5 per cent reduction in local government funding from the exchequer, and that local authorities were being used as tax collectors for the Government. “This is a…

    Know More

  • Flooding & Drainage Issues in St Alban’s Park, Sandymount

    Residents in St Alban’s Park, Sandymount, have recently been having some problems with flooding and drainage issues.  I put a question to the City Manager at the last meeting of Dublin City Council.  You can see the reply below. While I am reluctant to put onto a blog precise details as they relate to individual’s…

    Know More

  • Dermot in The Irish Times

    Dermot’s thoughts on the proposal to redevelop another school in Dublin 4 received coverage in The Irish Times today. The Holy Faith Sisters have applied for permission to demolish the school at Haddington Road, and replace it with luxury apartments.  The school closed in 2007 after more than 100 years. From The Irish Times: Councillors…

    Know More

  • The Left Hook on Newstalk

    I’m delighted to have been asked to co-present The Right Hook this Friday on Newstalk.  I’m a big fan of the show, and have always gotten on very well with George Hook when a guest in the past. Newstalk have now decided to have an occasional guest host join George for shows, and it’s a…

    Know More