Councillor Dermot Lacey

Letters to the Editor

Post Archive


  • Letter to the Editor: Robert Ballagh

    The Editor,Letters Page,The Irish Times. Dear Editor, That was a strange insular letter from Robert Ballagh  (10th January 2019)  with his “No Irish need apply” comment thrown in. I presume he would not apply his observations to the London born duo of Hilton Edwards or Micheal Mc Liammoir or indeed to the American born Eamon…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Metrolink and Transport policy

    The Editor, Letters Page The Irish Times. Dear Editor, Recently I attended a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport where a local campaigning group made a superb case against the current proposals for Metrolink and for real investment in Transport, in particular for the western suburbs of our City. The proposers of the…

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  • Letter to the Editor – setting our cities free

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times. Dear Editor, The principles underlying your Editorial “Set our cities free” (9th June) were both welcome and timely as we enter into the final twelve months period before the 2019 Local Elections. However your proposed solution of referring the matter to another Citizens Assembly would in my view…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Immigration

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times, Dear Editor, Aine Ni Chonaill of Immigration Control ( letters 20th February) wrote when did any Political Party ask if the current and anticipated level of immigration was what the Irish People wanted. Well, in 1997, a certain Aine Ni Chonaill of Immigration Control contested the General Election…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Irish Women Political Leaders

    The Editor, Letters Page The Irish Times Dear Editor, There has been some commentary recently about Mary Lou McDonald becoming only the third Female Leader of an Irish Political Party. While not taking from her noteworthy success it would appear that in the process a large number of important Irish Women Political Leaders have been…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Local authority housing provision

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times. Dear Editor, Breda O’Brien is right. Now there’s a sentence I don’t write all the time. In her article on housing (20th January) she nailed a few home truths and spoke more sense than most commentators on the issue over the last year. However it may surprise many…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Dublin transport management

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times, Dear Editor, The Editorial “Time to join up the thinking” on Public Transport – particularly in Dublin – was timely, valid but somewhat understated. At my last count there were 43 separate bodies all with some degree of responsibility for Dublin Traffic and Transport. The sensible and logical…

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  • Urban Land Institute Conference & City Council Chief Executive

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times. Dear Editor, I think I was the only City Councillor present to hear the Dublin City Council Chief Executive speak at the recent Urban Land Institute Conference. Perhaps that is why I have not been one of those to respond negatively. I did not hear him propose “building…

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  • O Cualann Alliance

      The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times.   Dear Editor, I welcome Minister Eoghan Murphy’s support for the O Cualann Alliance approach to cooperative housing. The pity is that he didn’t inform his colleagues of that a few weeks earlier when along with Fianna Fáil, Sinn Fein and the Far left Parties, Fine Gael…

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  • Votes at 16

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times.     Dear Editor, The Government is proposing to hold a Referendum to extend voting rights to those aged over 16. No such vote is required to extend voting rights to those same people for Local Elections. This would be a good way to involve young people directly…

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