Councillor Dermot Lacey

beech hill

Post Archive

  • Local government as enablers of social & affordable housing

    Beech Hill Terrace is a relatively short road here in Donnybrook. There were ten terraced houses built along one side and about five on the other side when Dublin Corporation developed the Estate in the 1950’s. However, if you stand in the middle of the road now, you will see five new Dublin City Council…

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  • The Year in Review

    Report on 2009 Activities to the Labour Party’s Dublin South East AGM – January 2010 2009 has been one of the most dynamic years in a long time. Labour in Dublin built on our previous successes with no small contribution from Dublin South East. In Pembroke –Rathmines winning three seats was quite simply unprecedented and…

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  • An Overdue Update

    It’s been far too long since I posted here and when I look back through my diary I see what an amazingly active period it has been. At Labour Party level we have see the successful conclusion of the Lisbon Referendum campaign, the first meeting of the new Central Council and the continued leadership of…

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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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  • UCD & Jefferson Smurfit HQ Planning Application

    True to form, as we approach the Christmas holidays, a planning application has been submitted for the UCD/Jefferson Smurfit (Smurfit Kappa) HQ site.  The timing will pose difficulties for many residents, who will be short on time to respond appropriately. However, you can be sure that I will make a comprehensive submission following a full…

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  • History of Beech Hill & Beaver Row

    As many of you will know, the Beech Hill estate is now more than fifty years old.  In conjunction with the local History Society, I am hoping that we might put together a short history of the area along with reminiscences from some of the longer serving residents.  If you have old photographs or old…

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  • Beech Hill Community Centre

    Following the recent public meeting, the newly appointed Committee held their first meeting on Thursday last and elected new Officers and adopted a work programme. No doubt they will be in touch with residents of Beech Hill and surrounding areas shortly.  I want to take this opportunity to wish them well and to confirm my…

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  • Plaque to mark location of first All Ireland Football Final to be unveiled in Dublin 4

    A Plaque will be unveiled by Mr Sean Kelly, President of the GAA to mark the location of the first All Ireland Football Final, which took place on the 23rd April 1887,on Wednesday the 12th April at 12.00noon. The Plaque will be located at the entrance to the Beech Hill Estate, junction with Beaver Row,…

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