Councillor Dermot Lacey


Post Archive

  • Poolbeg decision was wrong, but so is attack on the City Manager

    Article published in the Evening Herald, 27th August  2015 It is rare that I come to the rescue of Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan and, as a 15-year campaigner against the Poolbeg incinerator it might be surprising that I do. However, the populist attacks on him by some politicians for simply doing the…

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  • Decision by ESB on Poolbeg Chimneys to be welcomed but action to have them included on list of Protected Structures will continue

    While I welcome this interim proposed action by the ESB there is still a need to ensure that their final retention is a matter for the elected representatives of the people of Dublin through the City Council. The fact is that these Chimneys are now seen by many Dubliners as Icons of our Industrial heritage…

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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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  • Eamon Gilmore – Local Issues – A New Neighbour

    It’s been a busy few days starting with the Labour Party NEC on Saturday. There, the main business was discussion on Motions for the National Conference, recommendations regarding the 21st Century Labour Commission and the state of the economy and our response as a Party. What was palpable was the huge respect for Eamon Gilmore…

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  • Save our Chimneys – Evening Herald

    Dermot is quoted in today’s Evening Herald in a story about the online petition to save the Poolbeg (aka Pigeon House) ESB Generating Station’s iconic chimneys. Councillor Dermot Lacey is also hoping that Dublin City Council will be able to protect the 207m twin structures from destruction. Iconic “These are iconic symbols and have provided…

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  • Poolbeg Peninsula

    Article published in Materials Recycling Weekly (UK) The decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the development of an Incinerator at Poolbeg flew in the face of all the evidence given at the Oral Hearing and of all logic. Disgracefully it showed contempt for the interests of the local community and sadly it…

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