Councillor Dermot Lacey

Dermot in the News

Post Archive


  • Prime Time: Storm Emma

    I was on RTÉ Prime Time on March 1st discussing Storm Emma.  You can see the show here: https://www.rte.ie/player/gb/show/prime-time-30003251/10846164/ (from about 10mins in and regularly throughout the programme).  

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  • Prime Time: Effective Planning Systems

    I appeared on Prime Time on RTÉ1 last week to discuss proposals for new planning processes.  You can see the discussion with Minister Simon Coveney here.

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  • In the news: ALONE charity single launched

    From CatholicIreland.net Dublin Labour Councillor Dermot Lacey has penned a new song which he hopes will directly fund vital services for older people. Released on Monday, the charity single is titled The Ballad of Rosie Hackett and it can be bought on iTunes. Inspired by the new Rosie Hackett Bridge spanning the River Liffey, the…

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  • Opinion Article – The Irish Times

    Today’s (Monday’s) Irish Times carries an opinion piece I wrote on the need for local government reform in Dublin. You can read it below and on the Irish Times website. Ending the Department of the Environment’s stranglehold over local government is the key to effective reform, writes DERMOT LACEY FOR IRELAND’S sake, Dublin needs to…

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  • Developers Owe Dublin €25m

    Dermot was in today’s Irish Independent as part of a report showing that property developers now owe Dublin City Council almost €25m. “Some of it is owed for developments already done, and the rest is for developments that might not proceed,” Labour councillor Dermot Lacey said. “There is a problem about collection. There’s a fault…

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  • Local Government (Article in Village Magazine)

    The following article appears in today’s Village magazine. “Should I stay or Should I go?” So sang The Clash in their classic hit of the 1980’s. According to “Village” it is a question being asked by many members of City and County Councils, particularly in the Dublin area. In the December issue, former Councillor, Mick…

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  • Dermot on D’Telly

    Dermot was on both TV3 and RTÉ News this evening.  Click either to see the video online.

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  • Construction Site Signs a Waste of Money

    Dermot was in today’s Evening Herald, talking about the ridiculous amount of money being spent erecting huge signs around developments.  An excerpt: MILLIONS of euro of taxpayers’ money is being wasted on signs erected on construction sites throughout Ireland, according to a Dublin city councillor. The official signs, which advertise projects being carried out under…

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  • Pat Kenny Show – Today – 10am

    Dermot will be on the Pat Kenny show today at 10am to discuss the current FÁS stories and how public boards operate.  Listen in at rte.ie/live

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  • 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…

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