Councillor Dermot Lacey


Post Archive

  • Letter to the Editor: Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times.     Dear Editor,   Your editorial (22nd August) suggests that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government would be better off concentrating on density rather than height issues. I disagree. The best thing that Department could do would be to stop interfering. It has done far…

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  • Letter to the Editor: Data Protection & Housing

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times.   Dear Editor,   Bon Frewen  (letters 17th August) rightly questions the role of the Data Protection Commissioner. The same Commissioner has recently blocked Councillors from exercising our supervisory role (not an allocation role) in relation to Housing in Dublin City Council. This does not serve citizens well.…

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  • Housing article – Sunday Business Post

    This is the full original text of an article submitted to the Sunday Business Post, an abridged version of which was published in last Sunday’s edition. For those of us on the broad Left, Housing has always been a key issue. It is the issue, more than any other that keeps me in public life.…

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  • Appearance at Oireachtas Housing Committee

    I recently appeared at the Oireachtas Housing Committee during its hearings on Homelessness. You can see the video of proceedings below.  First up is the Minister for Housing.  My section appears at 2pm.  

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  • Community Forum AGM

    Dublin Community TV, as part of a promotion for the Dublin Community Forum AGM that is taking place next Wednesday night, has produced some video interviews. The Forum has invited the Chairpersons of each DCC Strategic Policy Committee to present a report on the work of the Committee and how the Forum might better involve…

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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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