Councillor Dermot Lacey


Post Archive

  • Coverage of Elections (Letter to the Editor)

    Published in The Irish Times 14th May 2009 Madam, – As we begin the final stages of the local and European elections campaign it might be worthwhile reflecting on how politics and these elections are covered in the media. Unfortunately, political integrity and commitment are often presented as if they only occur at the extremes.…

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  • Media Coverage of Local Government – Letter to the Editor (Sunday Independent)

    The Editor, The Sunday Independent. Dear Editor, Two articles last week – one by Eilis O’Hanlon, the other by Eoghan Harris made me reflect about the need for more thoughtful, intelligent and balanced politics in Ireland. As we begin a New Year, a year that will see Local and European Elections, another Referendum on Lisbon…

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  • Local Government Reporting – Letter to the Editor (SBP)

    The Editor, The Sunday Business Post. Dear Editor, The article High Time for high-rise (Stephen Price, Agenda 11th January) more than anything highlighted the need for The Sunday Business Post to employ a Local Government Correspondent. Now, I will leave it to others to defend “greedy builders” – I have no intention of doing so.…

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  • The Left Hook on Newstalk

    I’m delighted to have been asked to co-present The Right Hook this Friday on Newstalk.  I’m a big fan of the show, and have always gotten on very well with George Hook when a guest in the past. Newstalk have now decided to have an occasional guest host join George for shows, and it’s a…

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  • Sunday Times: JC Decaux ‘Metropoles’

    The Sunday Times is covering the ongoing story about JC Decaux’s Metropoles today, and includes a quote from Dermot in their story: Ian Lumley of An Taisce, said: “It is bizarre that the local authority may be carrying the can of legal responsibility for units belonging to a private developer.” Lumley’s criticism is echoed by…

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  • Evening Herald – Jamboree 2008

    The Evening Herald has some coverage of Jamboree 2008, including quotes from Dermot. Article here, and the part with Dermot: One Scouting group that celebrated their own milestone birthday this year is out in full force at Jamboree 2008. It’s 80 years since Donnybrook Scouts was set up and Labour Councillor Dermot Lacey, who is…

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  • Dermot on the Radio

    Dermot will be on the Tubridy Show with Dave Fanning at 09:30 on Friday. He’s part of a panel discussing scouting, and the 100th anniversary of the movement in Ireland. Listen to him on RTÉ Radio 1.

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