Councillor Dermot Lacey

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  • Eamon Gilmore Video

    The famous Eamon Gilmore video, which was shown at the Labour Party Conference on Saturday, and has received quite a bit of comment in various places, is now online. You can see it here.

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  • Dubliners & their City

    Speech delivered to Citizens and Governance Conference at Dublin Castle, 25th February 2009 I welcome this opportunity to debate with a lot of like minded citizens on the future of our City. I say like minded, not because we all share the same views on how the system works – or should work. Like minded…

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  • Standing up for Communities – Standing up for Councillors

    The Real Case for Local Government Reform in Ireland Speech to the Local Authority Members’ Association I welcome this opportunity to engage with my fellow Councillors on a topic that is dear to my heart and to which I am absolutely committed. I want to thank LAMA for their invitation. However I would be dishonest…

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  • Irish Catholic Article

    Article published in The Irish Catholic Ronan Mullen is correct. There I have said it. Yes, this Dublin 4 Liberal agrees with Ronan Mullen ( The Irish Catholic 3rd January)  when in the course of a recent Seanad debate he said that “Communities must solve drugs problem” and that “we have to acknowledge that there…

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  • Poolbeg Peninsula

    Article published in Materials Recycling Weekly (UK) The decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the development of an Incinerator at Poolbeg flew in the face of all the evidence given at the Oral Hearing and of all logic. Disgracefully it showed contempt for the interests of the local community and sadly it…

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  • Scouting Must be Relevant or Redundant

    Opening Address at the National Council of Scouting Ireland “Scouting in Ireland needs to be relevant or redundant” according to the former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Dermot Lacey. Addressing the  4th National Council of the new merged Scouting Ireland, Councillor Lacey said that “as Scouting begins a second century it needs to be central…

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  • Donnybrook Notes

    Terrie Kelly – Community Activist and Lady Terrie Kelly who died recently was a staunch and active member of the Nutley Residents Association. Commenting on her passing, Councillor Dermot Lacey said that “Terry was a much valued and appreciated member of the local community. She was diligent in both protecting the environment of the area…

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  • Address to Dublin Bay Futures Conference

    It is good to be here this morning and to participate in what I know is going to be a fruitful and positive occasion. I want to thank Ciaran Cuffe for inviting me and for the huge effort he has made in broadening the debate on the future of the Bay. Given that we are…

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  • What Ireland Should Be (The Village)

    (as published in The Village) What Ireland Should be ? – For the moment I am going to leave that one, to my fellow Village contributors and, given their unfortunate dominance, to the great and the good who lecture, pontificate and broadcast to us every day, from what some still quaintly call our National Broadcasting…

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  • Address to McGill Summer School (Local Government)

    Text of Cllr Dermot Lacey’s address the Patrick Mc Gill Summer School, Glenties, Co. Donegal on Friday 23rd July on the subject of Local Government. Other speakers were Pat The Cope Gallagher T.D., Minister of State at the Department of the Enviornment, Heritage and Local Government, Rachel Kenny, Irish Planning Institute and Michael McLonne, Donegal…

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