Councillor Dermot Lacey

Dermot in the News

Post Archive

  • 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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  • 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

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  • Save our Chimneys – Evening Herald

    Dermot is quoted in today’s Evening Herald in a story about the online petition to save the Poolbeg (aka Pigeon House) ESB Generating Station’s iconic chimneys. Councillor Dermot Lacey is also hoping that Dublin City Council will be able to protect the 207m twin structures from destruction. Iconic “These are iconic symbols and have provided…

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  • Councillors say house tax will not offset funding cut – The Irish Times

    Dermot got some more coverage in today’s Irish Times on the subject of Minister Gormley‘s new second house property tax. councillors said the money would not offset the 5 per cent reduction in local government funding from the exchequer, and that local authorities were being used as tax collectors for the Government. “This is a…

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  • Dermot in The Irish Times

    Dermot’s thoughts on the proposal to redevelop another school in Dublin 4 received coverage in The Irish Times today. The Holy Faith Sisters have applied for permission to demolish the school at Haddington Road, and replace it with luxury apartments.  The school closed in 2007 after more than 100 years. From The Irish Times: Councillors…

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  • Directly Elected Mayors – Local Authority Times

    Dermot has an article featured in today’s Local Authority Times (published by the Institute of Public Administration) arguing in favour of a fully-empowered directly elected Lord Mayor for Dublin. You can read the article here (pdf).

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  • “Dermo delivers for D4 and D6” – The Irish Times

    Dermot received some glowing praise in today’s Irish Times. Thu, Aug 28, 2008 Given that much building work is now concentrated on home extensions, its hardly surprising that one-time architect Ruairí Quinn TD has joined with Labour councillor Dermot Lacey to deliver – to every home in their constituencies – what is grandly called Dermot…

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