Councillor Dermot Lacey

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Post Archive


  • Nominated to Dublin Transport Authority

    I was delighted, at the March monthly meeting of the Dublin Regional Authority, to receive the support of my  colleagues on the Authority for nomination as its representative to the proposed Dublin Transportation Authority. Despite the fact that the Authority has members drawn from the four Dublin Local Authorities and from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael,…

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  • Campaign – Issues – Media – Noel Dempsey

    The campaign is moving into another phase with most of the candidates now declared from the various Parties. Personally, I have been heartened by the response to both the Labour Party and myself and the target of three seats very much in reach.  On average, I am out two nights a week and Saturday mornings…

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  • Cutbacks in Public Transport (Letter to the Editor)

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times. Dear Editor, Green Party T.D., Ciaran Cuffe, (Irish Times Opinion 22nd January) wrote about the need for Dublin Bus reform at the same time as the Government he supports is rowing back on the need for a relevant and focused Dublin Transport Authority. Last year, the Minister for…

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  • A Long, Eventful Week

    What a week it’s been!  Government meltdown, FÁS in even more trouble, Labour rising in the polls (slowly but steadily!) and perhaps above all Eamon Gilmore’s Leaders address to Party Conference – it was stunning in impact and solid in content.  A few digs at the Fianna Fáil Government and their seemingly pointless Green Party…

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  • Gormley Must Put an End to Poolbeg Incinerator

    Press Release Ruairi Quinn TD and the Labour Team in Dublin South East – Councillors Mary Freehill, Kevin Humphreys, Dermot Lacey, Oisin Quinn and local representative Maria Parodi, have expressed their disappointment with the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency to grant a licence for the Incinerator in the Poolbeg Peninsula. They called on the…

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  • Levy on Second Homes – Budget Reaction – Letter to the Editor

    The Editor, The Irish Times (published 22nd October) Madam, – There was so much in the Budget to be critical of and so many regrets at the failure by the Government to seriously tackle the economic problems in our society, the decision to unilaterally target the over-70s being perhaps the most cynical. However, I want…

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  • Let Battle Commence

    We had a great Selection Convention in The Mansion House for the Pembroke-Rathmines and the South East Inner City wards.  The Selection Conventions were chaired by well known blogging politician, Dominic Hannigan, and hosted by the Dublin South East Labour Party.  Kevin Humphreys and Maria Parodi were selected for the South East Inner City –…

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  • Flat Purchase Scheme Still Being Delayed by Government

    I asked a question at the Dublin City Council meeting last night to try to get to the bottom of the ridiculous delay in extending the tenant purchase scheme (which allows tenants of Dublin City Council to buy their homes) to include flats as well as houses. Unfortunately, the response makes it clear that the…

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