Councillor Dermot Lacey

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  • Liffey Cycle Route – public consultation

    Dublin City Council is seeking feedback on plans to provide a high quality off road cycle route along the Liffey by Friday, 17th April 2015. The Environment and Transportation Department has prepared four options for a cycle route along the Liffey Corridor, running from Phoenix Park to the three Arena in Docklands. These options have…

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  • Annual Report to Labour Dublin Bay South AGM

    It is hard to believe that another year has gone. It was the year of a very difficult Local Elections campaign and it was hard to lose so many colleagues in May when the electorate took out their annoyance at Government decisions on Oisin, Henry, Gerry and James. Their record as Councillors and candidates is…

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  • Motion on Greyhound industrial dispute

    I recently submitted the following motion to Dublin City Council: “The Council requests that in light of the on-going industrial dispute at Greyhound Recovery and Recycling and the multiple infringements by the company to bylaws, the Waste Collection Permit, Health and Safety and Environmental Protection legislation, which the company has committed since it locked out…

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  • Council Matters on Dublin City FM

    On November 20th I appeared on Council Matters on Dublin City FM.  You can see a webcam of the studio discussion in the video below.  

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  • Annual report to Labour Constituency Council

    Annual Report from Dermot Lacey to Constituency – November 2013 City Council Group: On the City Council I have continued to serve as Labour Group Leader during the year. While, unfortunately we have lost one member, the Group has acted cohesively and this has given added strength in pursuing issues over the year. The next…

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  • Large offshore windfarm in Dublin Bay – proposal

    It is proposed to put a large  offshore wind farm in Dublin Bay – see below for details  in relation to same. This could have major benefits and it could have serious adverse effects in respect of views of Dublin Bay.  The photomontages for the windfarm, together with the EIS, are on display until the…

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  • Blocking Property Tax is not the Solution

    It is extraordinary, indeed somewhat surreal, that once again we are having a debate on the introduction of a Property Tax/Council Charge in the absence of virtually any contribution from those who actually work within the local government sector and who try to make a dysfunctional system work at all. Instead we have had myriad…

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  • Dublin City Street Sweeping Schedule

    The City Council has just published the street sweeping schedule, which may be of interest. Essentially, the 3,500 streets in Dublin are organised into 4 categories that determine how often they are swept.  The highest footfall streets (such as Grafton St) are attended to at least daily, while smaller, less busy, streets are swept quarterly.…

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  • Report to Labour Party Constituency Council, January 2013

    City Budget 2013 I am delighted to report that we secured agreement on a balanced and progressive Budget for the City at our Estimates meeting just before Christmas for 2013. In addition to continuing the pattern of reducing the commercial rate we managed to provide for a number of initiatives across the City – in…

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  • Greyhound Christmas Bin Collections

    Greyhound has informed me that if your current bin day falls on Christmas Day, St Stephens Day or New Years Day, your collection day has been changed. All other collections remain the same as scheduled. Christmas Collection Schedule Collections scheduled for Christmas Day will be carried out on the preceding Saturday, 22nd December Collections scheduled…

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