Cllr. in South Dublin County Council for Greenhills,Templeogue-Terenure

Dermot has a degree in Social Science (Social Policy and Politics with Sociology) from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Primary Education from Hibernia College.

Dermot has been a councillor since 2009 and joined the SocDems in June 2017. He is from Greenhills, Dublin 12 and works as a primary school teacher in St Dominic’s National School, Tallaght.

Dermot is a patron member of St Patrick’s Athletic FC and a qualified football coach.

“The Social Democrats are an exciting new force on the left in Irish politics. I have been enthused by the energy and activism of their members in challenging the status quo and standing for a fairer, more decent society.”

“The Social Democrats are an exciting new force on the left in Irish politics. I have been enthused by the energy and activism of their members in challenging the status quo and standing for a fairer, more decent society.”

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4 days ago

Cllr Dermot Looney

The developers at the Traders/McHugh’s site have lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála over the Council’s refusal to grant them permission for extensions to their existing development.

While this is disappointing, it’s also somewhat predictable that they would seek to sweat the site. Having looked through some of their appeal, it is peppered with mistakes, including references to Dublin City Council and ‘Greenkiln.’ Myself and Carly intend making a submission in the appeal process and will be in touch in due course.

DermotWe have learned that the developer of the McHughs site has submitted a comprehensive 55 page appeal to An Bord Pleanála. This is disappointing news. However, we will be communicating and working with the community to formulate a considered and appropriate response. Please feel free to share with people who will be concerned about this news and I will update this page as soon as we have more news or information.
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The developers at the Traders/McHugh’s site have lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála over the Council’s refusal to grant them permission for extensions to their existing development. 

While this is disappointing, it’s also somewhat predictable that they would seek to sweat the site. Having looked through some of their appeal, it is peppered with mistakes, including references to Dublin City Council and ‘Greenkiln.’ Myself and Carly intend making a submission in the appeal process and will be in touch in due course. 

Dermot

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6 days ago

Cllr Dermot Looney

I want to work hard for and represent my community. I want to stand for the voiceless, the marginalised, the ordinary, the people who get up early in the morning but who don’t get any credit for it because low or unpaid work doesn’t count.

On May 24th I’m going to be up against barristers, lawyers, business people and bigger parties who all have the financial capacity to outspend me.

If you would like to help me be elected, please donate at: socialdemoc.nationbuilder.com/carly_bailey_newwebsite_donation

I can accept anything from a fiver to €100 and any amount can make a real difference to my campaign. GRMA 💜
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2 weeks ago

Cllr Dermot Looney

SDCC would like to remind people to be wary of individuals advertising waste collection services.

It is a criminal offence for householders to give waste to bogus waste collectors which can lead to financial penalties and or 12 months imprisonment.

Also, Under the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended, it is an offence to collect waste without a valid Waste Collection Permit.

SDCC request you report any planned illegal waste collections in your area to the Environment Section for investigation and please do not leave any waste out for collection by unauthorised waste collectors.

Contact us: bit.ly/2LrPa6p
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2 weeks ago

Cllr Dermot Looney

Sandra Ruiz SD
Dear friends,

#PLEASE SHARE HELP TO SHARE THIS VIDEO#

I have only 10 more weekends to show that I can bring a fresh and unique voice to Tallaght; that I'm a person who is trustworthy and transparent and am not promising anything more than working hard for people's rights.

For this, I need YOUR SUPPORT, I cannot do it by myself. Here are some ways that you can help me:

* Fundraising: Help me to reach the minimum budget recommended for the campaign. This aspect is extremely important to help me reach my goals.

www.gofundme.com/campaign-central-tallaght-candidate&rcid=r01-155186725609-6b2335a7a7314490&pc=ot....

* Canvassing: If you have a few hours to spare during the following weeks (1-2 hours), I invite you to come with me to meet new people. This would be incredibly helpful as Tallaght is a big area and as I want to get to know as many people in the area as possible I need your help!

* Facebook/ Instagram / Twitter:
Invite people to follow me:
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* Connections: Help me to build my profile in Tallaght by talking to people about my campaign and let them know I would love to hear from them.

* Register to Vote: All residents in Ireland, regardless of their nationality have the right to vote in Ireland, but you need to get registered. VOTE! VOTE!

* Other skills: If you have any other skills that could help the campaign, I would love to hear from you.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE 24TH OF MAY!
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3 weeks ago

Cllr Dermot Looney

Limekiln/Greenhills Playspace, Tymon Park

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I love it when a plan comes together!

I was involved in recommending SDCC’s Playspace programme back in 2013. Ever since, I’ve been one of its biggest advocates. And I’ve kept trying to get a playspace for the Limekiln/Greenhills side of Tymon Park. As you can see, it’s finally on its way!

My colleague Carly Bailey has been keeping this on the agenda locally too, and has been speaking with lots of residents about it. Looking forward to the completion and opening in the next few weeks. It’ll bring play opportunities to lots of local kids and is in a good location for passive supervision during evening times.

Dermot
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Limekiln/Greenhills Playspace, Tymon Park

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I love it when a plan comes together!

I was involved in recommending SDCC’s Playspace programme back in 2013. Ever since, I’ve been one of its biggest advocates. And I’ve kept trying to get a playspace for the Limekiln/Greenhills side of Tymon Park. As you can see, it’s finally on its way!

My colleague Carly Bailey has been keeping this on the agenda locally too, and has been speaking with lots of residents about it. Looking forward to the completion and opening in the next few weeks. It’ll bring play opportunities to lots of local kids and is in a good location for passive supervision during evening times. 

Dermot

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Great news long overdue.

As Tymon is an inclusive park with MANY children in wheelchairs within the vicinity (who attend the Tymon Park Run weekly) have you advocated and considered their needs? Hopefully!!

Aine Connolly Niland Nikki McInerney

That’s brilliant news 👏👏. Well done 👍🏻 Louise O'Brien Doris Weldon

Gillian Gorman

Fiona Carroll its at the car park on limekiln rd

Gráinne Clancy Siobhan Clancy Roisin Seaton Barry Russell Margaret Russell Siobhan O'Regan new playground going up at the car park on Limekiln road

Brilliant news.

How about something similar inDodder Valley Park, before you leave politics behind.

Great to see a few things come to fruition Dermot. Understand how nice a feeling that is.

Well I hope you will object to knocklyon Utd loosing the their football pitches. And ensuring the 700 members (children) will not loose their club so they can keep playing. .

David Lyons

Hi Dermot that's great news. Whereabouts in the park is it located? Delighted to have a new playground on the Limekiln side.

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Wonder if many people have seen the tower near the Ballymount exit on the M50 (it’s also beside the Luas between Kingswood and Red Cow). It was recently cleared of ivy etc and is in plain sight for the first time in decades. It used to look something like this.

Wonder if many people have seen the tower near the Ballymount exit on the M50 (it’s also beside the Luas between Kingswood and Red Cow). It was recently cleared of ivy etc and is in plain sight for the first time in decades. It used to look something like this.

I have until midnight to submit what may be my last ever Council motion (and some questions on notice) to SDCC. Fire in your ideas!

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