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Cllr Dermot Lacey

Representing Pembroke-South Dock Ward on Dublin City Council
Dermot Lacey is a Labour Party Councillor for the Pembroke-South Dock Ward on Dublin City Council. Dermot has been a member of Dublin City Council since 1993, and lives in Beech Hill, Donnybrook.
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Save our Chimneys – Evening Herald

Poolbeg Chimneys (photo: infomatique)

Poolbeg Chimneys (photo: infomatique)

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 the backdrop to the city of Dublin. It’s the first thing you see on the way in to Dublin and the last thing you see when you leave,” he said.

However, a recent study undertaken by Dublin City Council stated that the stacks are “not of sufficient value to be listed as a protected structure”.

The planners said the stacks were currently of architectural interest due to their height, but their present prominence “will be diminished by upcoming developments in the docklands area”.

But carefully thought out plans could redevelop the site into an iconic reminder of Ireland’s industrial and social heritage.

“We are quite bad at protecting our industrial heritage,” said Cllr Lacey. “With the redevelopment of the docks area, I think it would be a good opportunity to mark and recognise the hard working people of an era who formed our city.”

The rest of the article is here.  It references a petition, but unfortunately nobody seems to know where that is!  Drop us a comment below if you do.

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2 Responses to “Save our Chimneys – Evening Herald”

  1. Ian McGahon |

    Well there is this petition – though it’s not really what you’re looking for

    http://www.petitiononline.com/poolbeg/petition.html

  2. The Pigeon House | Vacant Spaces |

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