Councillor Dermot Lacey

August 2020

Post Archive

  • Letter to the editor: Where is local democracy?

    The Editor,Letters Page,The Irish Times.Dear Editor,Cllr Maeve O’Connell ( letters 13th August) and subsequently others asked “Where is local democracy – in relation to cycle ways”?.  Sadly, not just on cycleways, but our local democracy has been consistently dismantled by a succession of Local Government Ministers culminating in its virtual destruction by former Minister Phil Hogan, aided…

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  • Letter to the Editor: An Bord Pleanala & appeals

    The Editor,Letters Page,The Irish Independent, Dear Editor,The article by Gordon Deegan regarding An Bord Pleanala overruling their own Inspectors reports was an interesting read. Over the last couple of months, despite Ms Sarah Moorehead SC bemoaning Councillors being involved in planning matters, I have tried to help and advise various residents groups with appeals to…

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