Councillor Dermot Lacey

May 2009

Post Archive

  • One Week to Go!

    Well, only a week to go and it’s all over – the Local Election campaign that is and what a campaign it has been. With a huge focus on the National economic crisis, Local Government matters have not really had a look in. Nevertheless I have tried to raise matters such as changes to a…

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  • Proposed Mayoral Salary Disgracefully High

    Press Release Cllr Dermot Lacey, Labour Party City Councillor for Pembroke-Rathmines and former Lord Mayor of Dublin, has branded Minister John Gormley’s proposals to set the salary of the new Mayor of Dublin at the same level as that of a cabinet minister as disgraceful. He has also reiterated his challenge to Bertie Ahern to…

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  • Coverage of Elections (Letter to the Editor)

    Published in The Irish Times 14th May 2009 Madam, – As we begin the final stages of the local and European elections campaign it might be worthwhile reflecting on how politics and these elections are covered in the media. Unfortunately, political integrity and commitment are often presented as if they only occur at the extremes.…

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  • Former Taoiseach challenged to debate on the role of a directly elected Mayor of Dublin

    “Now that the Minister for the Environment and Local Government has finally announced his decision on a directly elected Mayor can I first of all welcome this as a step forward. I have campaigned for this for over six years now. It of course follows the recent statement of support for a directly elected ‘Lord…

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