Councillor Dermot Lacey


Post Archive

  • My new book – All the Red Ties

    I’m delighted to be publishing my new book on the history of scouting in Donnybrook, All the Red Ties, later this month.  Please get in touch with me if you would like to order a copy.

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  • Why I wear my woggle

    This article was published in the Irish Independent‘s Weekender magazine on March 31st, 2012. What do Tony Benn, Tony Blair, The Edge, David McCullagh, Paul McCartney, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, virtually every American President since the early 1900’sand most of the NASA Astronauts who walked on the Moon, have in common – among other things, they were…

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  • Scout Leaders Campaign for Ireland’s Biggest Ever Charitable Act

    Two Dublin Scout leaders have come together to start the biggest charity fundraiser campaign of their lives. Yesterday, Richard McGrath and Conor Mulvagh began a Facebook campaign appealing to the good will of AIB workers to donate their €40MILLION worth of Executive Christmas Bonuses to charity, and spread a little cheer, in the spirit of…

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  • Planning, PDs and Scouts

    While clearly the Budget was the Political event of the week local politics and activities continue. Monday saw the monthly meeting of the South East Area Committee. On the Planning side I had requested that the planning application for Dunluce on Anglesea Road be included on the agenda. This is a substantial development with 28…

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  • Jamboree 2008 (Letter to the Editor)

    The Editor, The Irish Times Madam, – For the first 10 days of August I had the honour to be in the company of over 10,000 of the finest young people this country has ever known, who were attending the International Scout Jamboree in Punchestown. Their spirit, decency, enthusiasm, co-operation and mutual respect during some…

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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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  • Jamboree 2008

    I’m off to Jamboree 2008 tomorrow, so I won’t be posting for a few days.  If you’re going to be at Punchestown, make sure to say hello! I’ll be with the 3rd/40th/41st Dublin, Donnybrook Scout Group.

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