Councillor Dermot Lacey

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Post Archive

  • Monthly Report from Councillor Dermot Lacey – September 2010

    Development Plan: The main focus of work over the last few months has been the preparation of a new City Development Plan 2011-2017. In all there were over 900 amendments tabled by Councillors of which I tabled approximately 100. These ranged from issues of height and densities, transport corridors, protection of public open space and…

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  • One Week to Go!

    Well, only a week to go and it’s all over – the Local Election campaign that is and what a campaign it has been. With a huge focus on the National economic crisis, Local Government matters have not really had a look in. Nevertheless I have tried to raise matters such as changes to a…

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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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  • Scully’s Field, Milltown

    The campaign to secure Scully’s Field as part of the Dodder Linear Park is ongoing and I have used every opportunity to continue to raise this at City Council level. Following the publication of new regulations about building on floodplains the City Manager has agreed to write to the Minister for the Environment seeking funds…

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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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  • 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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