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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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Letter to the Editor

The Editor,

Letters Page,

The Sunday Business Post.

Dear Editor,

What a pity that Jennifer O’Connell (SPB 18th October) should reduce a reasonably balanced piece about the need for good planning to a typically mean-spirited attack on those living in Council housing.

Thanks to the foresight of my predecessors as Dublin City Councillors my parents had the opportunity to secure a Council house and myself and my brothers and sisters a family home. That was more than fifty years ago. I don’t think that, we as a family have wreaked havoc on the area since. When I married myself and my wife, bought a house built by Dublin Corporation in, at that time, primarily a Council housing estate. Over the half century since the estate was built it has been a good place to raise many families and it is a good place to raise my children. The only other house I have lived in was The Mansion House in Dawson Street – surely one of the best Council provided homes in the country.

Yes, we need good planning and yes we need to provide a good mixture of housing types. Perhaps also we need to revert to an Ireland that saw housing as a human need rather than an investment opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Councillor Dermot Lacey

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