Councillor Dermot Lacey


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  • Eglinton Rd: Avestus plan for apartment block

    Dermot was interviewed in a video by The Irish Times about the proposed development at Eglinton Road. See the video and article on The Irish Times website: Donnybrook residents oppose Avestus plan for €80m apartment block   Labour city councillor Dermot Lacey pointed out that Avestus wanted to demolish six houses and build up to seven storeys on a…

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  • Need for Public Information Meetings

    Arising from the meeting last night in the RDS on the City Development Plan and as promised, I have tabled the following Emergency Motion for the next meeting of the South East Area Committee.  I believe it encapsulates the request and intention of those present.  It is also something that I would like to see…

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  • Councillors & Planning Laws (Letter to the Editor)

    Letter to the Editor of The Irish Times, published 12th November 2008 Madam, – Your Editorial “Planning laws and best practice” (November 7th) displayed as balanced an approach to planning and the role of councillors that I have seen in a long time. I will leave it to others to defend those “greedy builders”; I…

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  • Press Release: President of Planning Institute is wrong and should get his facts right

    The President of the Irish Planning Institute should get some facts rights before taking cheap shots at elected Councillors according to the former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Dermot Lacey. In my experience it has been Councillors and not the planners who have defended good quality planning and the City Development Plan. So, before President…

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  • Cost of land cannot be a yardstick – The Irish Times

    Today’s Irish Times continues their coverage of the An Bord Pleanála hearing into Seán Dunne’s proposals for his site in Ballsbridge.  They cover Dermot’s contribution to the hearing as their leader on the subject: THE PRICE paid for land cannot be allowed to become the “yardstick” by which planning decisions are made, Labour city councillor…

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