Councillor Dermot Lacey

April 2015

Post Archive

  • Decision by ESB on Poolbeg Chimneys to be welcomed but action to have them included on list of Protected Structures will continue

    While I welcome this interim proposed action by the ESB there is still a need to ensure that their final retention is a matter for the elected representatives of the people of Dublin through the City Council. The fact is that these Chimneys are now seen by many Dubliners as Icons of our Industrial heritage…

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  • Press Release: Give CAO points for Gaisce Recipients

    “As the Minister for Education brings forward new and welcome changes to enable young people make better subject and level choices for the Leaving Certificate consideration should be given to awarding points to recipients of the Gaisce awards” says former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Labour Councillor Dermot Lacey. “In many respects these awards reflect…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Local Government property transactions

    Published in The Irish Independent 9th April 2015. Dear Editor, The Irish independent and Paul Melia are to be congratulated on the continued and informed focus on Local Government as evidenced by the article on Council owned property ( 8th April). However it should be noted that, in one of the huge number of oddities…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Pobal

    Published 8th April 2015  The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times Dear Editor, Your report regarding the possible closure of the two Sports Centres in “disadvantaged areas” refers to the decision of Pobal recommending against ongoing funding. The right of this largely unaccountable body to make such a decision seems not to be questioned at all. That…

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