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#Dermot Looney

# dermot-looney - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success
# Purple Reign
# Purple Reign

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success

Feb 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,819 Views 24 Comments

The Social Democrats jumped from two TDs to six in the general election.

# dermot-looney - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses
# On The Clock
# On The Clock

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses

Jan 18th 2018, 7:29 AM 35,300 Views 121 Comments

Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.

# dermot-looney - Friday 11 December, 2015

The daughter of a woman who refused medical treatment from Muslim doctors has defended her actions
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

The daughter of a woman who refused medical treatment from Muslim doctors has defended her actions

Dec 11th 2015, 4:58 PM 81,838 Views 420 Comments

Her mother had said that she did not want to be treated by a doctor wearing a hijab.

# dermot-looney - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat
# By-election
# By-election

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat

Jun 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 22,927 Views 62 Comments

The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.

# dermot-looney - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

The 29 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in government

Jan 8th 2014, 4:49 PM 28,755 Views 137 Comments

It’s not a list which will make good reading for Eamon Gilmore or those still in the Labour Party…

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'It's not popular to be in Labour': Party not surprised by Dermot Looney's departure

Jan 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,404 Views 92 Comments

That’s now 27 councillors who have left the party since it went into government with all of them citing coalition policies as one of their reasons for quitting.

# dermot-looney - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour party
# Another One Bites The Dust
# Another One Bites The Dust

Gone: South Dublin mayor resigns from Labour party

Jan 7th 2014, 9:51 PM 12,019 Views 45 Comments

Dermot Looney, a 31-year-old teacher, said he believes that Labour has abandoned its principles while in government.

# dermot-looney - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups
# Politicians' Pay
# Politicians' Pay

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups

Dec 18th 2013, 8:45 PM 14,837 Views 55 Comments

Dermot Looney’s decision to surrender part of his salary has worked out well for dozens of community groups in the south of the capital.

# dermot-looney - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Council rejects ‘premature’ motion to accept Bitcoin payments

Dec 14th 2013, 7:56 PM 18,145 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Trevor Gilligan said he can see people paying their property tax and water charges in digital currencies in the future.

# dermot-looney - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Dublin authorities seek feedback on mayor plan
# First Citizen
# First Citizen

Dublin authorities seek feedback on mayor plan

Sep 15th 2013, 2:41 PM 4,939 Views 25 Comments

A recent poll suggests over 60 per cent of Dubs want an elected first citizen, but views are being sought on just what powers that mayor would have.

# dermot-looney - Sunday 30 June, 2013

New Labour mayor of South Dublin County will "continue to be outspoken"
# Elected
# Elected

New Labour mayor of South Dublin County will "continue to be outspoken"

Jun 30th 2013, 6:45 PM 5,570 Views 51 Comments

A number of Labour councillors have left the party, but new Mayor Dermot Looney said he intends to stay with the party – even if his views are sometimes ‘left field’.

# dermot-looney - Monday 20 June, 2011

"The Robbie Keane Stand" - coming soon to Tallaght Stadium?
# What's In A Name?
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# What's In A Name?

"The Robbie Keane Stand" - coming soon to Tallaght Stadium?

Jun 20th 2011, 6:26 PM 909 Views 0 Comments

Motion to consider renaming a stand in the striker’s honour was passed by Tallaght Area Committee this afternoon.