Councillor Dermot Lacey


Post Archive

  • Letter to the Editor – setting our cities free

    The Editor, Letters Page, The Irish Times. Dear Editor, The principles underlying your Editorial “Set our cities free” (9th June) were both welcome and timely as we enter into the final twelve months period before the 2019 Local Elections. However your proposed solution of referring the matter to another Citizens Assembly would in my view…

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  • Opinion Article – The Irish Times

    Today’s (Monday’s) Irish Times carries an opinion piece I wrote on the need for local government reform in Dublin. You can read it below and on the Irish Times website. Ending the Department of the Environment’s stranglehold over local government is the key to effective reform, writes DERMOT LACEY FOR IRELAND’S sake, Dublin needs to…

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  • The Late Debate – RTÉ Radio 1

    I was on The Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1 last Wednesday discussing the proposed post of Mayor of Dublin.  You can listen to the show from the RTÉ website here (mp3).

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  • Summer

    After a semi-restful Summer, things are beginning to move again. Arriving home from my holidays it was great to see that the nine new Affordable/Social houses in Beech Hill are nearly finished and will be ready to move into soon. I have also spent some of the “down time” of the Summer getting to know…

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  • Proposed Mayoral Salary Disgracefully High

    Press Release Cllr Dermot Lacey, Labour Party City Councillor for Pembroke-Rathmines and former Lord Mayor of Dublin, has branded Minister John Gormley’s proposals to set the salary of the new Mayor of Dublin at the same level as that of a cabinet minister as disgraceful. He has also reiterated his challenge to Bertie Ahern to…

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  • Dubliners & their City

    Speech delivered to Citizens and Governance Conference at Dublin Castle, 25th February 2009 I welcome this opportunity to debate with a lot of like minded citizens on the future of our City. I say like minded, not because we all share the same views on how the system works – or should work. Like minded…

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