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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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One Week to Go!

Well, only a week to go and it’s all over – the Local Election campaign that is and what a campaign it has been. With a huge focus on the National economic crisis, Local Government matters have not really had a look in.

Nevertheless I have tried to raise matters such as changes to a more consensus based planning system, proper facilities for the homeless, community development and of course the ongoing battle for Local Government reform.
The more I meet people on the canvass and discuss with them their relevant issues of concern the more I am convinced that reforming our system is crucial to reforming our country.

In that respect I welcome very much the recent press statements from John Gormley on the proposed Local Government reform and the Planning Acts. However at present that is all they are – press statements. If he delivers on them both he will deserve the credit. In the meantime let’s keep the pressure on.

Despite the size of the new Pembroke-Rathmines ward – the largest in the country – we have managed to call to virtually every household. We must have met thousands of people and shared many stories and concerns and gained many new ideas that I hope I can bring forward during the next City Council.

In all of this I have been blessed by an exceptionally brilliant team of workers and campaign supporters. Their support for me and their loyalty to the Labour Party has been exceptional.

Dublin needs real leadership and a dynamic new approach. A stronger Labour team on the Council can help deliver that. In the meantime, for light reading have a look at the positive and humorous article in The Irish Times today (29th May) on her ramblings with myself and Garret Tubridy (he is Ryan’s brother in case any of you have not read a single Irish newspaper over the last few months!) yesterday.

By the way I was told that it is now 261 weeks till the 2014 Local Elections.

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