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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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Opinion Article – The Irish Times

Today’s (Monday’s) Irish Times carries an opinion piece I wrote on the need for local government reform in Dublin.

You can read it below and on the Irish Times website.

Ending the Department of the Environment’s stranglehold over local government is the key to effective reform, writes DERMOT LACEY

FOR IRELAND’S sake, Dublin needs to run Dublin. The present situation – in which an array of uninterested quangos, largely unaccountable State bodies and often disconnected departments interfere in the affairs of the county without any appreciable knowledge or sympathy for the region – cannot continue. Quite simply, Dublin deserves better.

The situation whereby more than 40 organisations have responsibility for traffic is the most obvious example of this. But there are more.

Read the rest here.

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