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# john-lyons - Monday 4 March, 2019

Dublin councillors reject proposals allowing for log cabins in gardens

Independent councillor John Lyons had proposed amending the city’s development plan to allow for their construction.

# john-lyons - Monday 7 January, 2019

People Before Profit councillor resigns from party due to issues with leadership

He said he intends on forming a new group later this year.

# john-lyons - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail

John Lyons said his ex owed him €5,000 from money he claimed he spent on her during their relationship.

# john-lyons - Monday 22 October, 2018

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm

Concerns were previously raised at the hospital over a suicidal man’s attempt to take his own life there.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote

The Council has said it can’t be seen to be using public funding to support either side.

# john-lyons - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Catalan flag step closer to flying over City Hall after Dublin City councillors vote in favour of motion

Earlier this year, Dublin City councillors voted to fly the Palestinian flag over City Hall as a gesture of solidarity.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Dublin City Council to fly Palestinian flag above City Hall for a month as "gesture of solidarity"

Dublin City Council and Sligo County Council vote to fly the Palestinian flag for the month of May.

# john-lyons - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Dublin Bus has said that it's NOT changing the 27b bus route*

*At least not for the time being, anyway.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

People aren't happy about a proposed change to this Dublin Bus route

The 27b route is set for some changes from 10 July onwards.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Councillor accuses gardaí of "assault" at Dublin protest

People Before Profit councillor John Lyons claims that the handling of protesters at Government Buildings today amounted to “political policing”.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

On the canvass: six hours in Wicklow with an election hopeful

Jennifer Cuffe is hoping to be elected for Fianna Fáil.

# john-lyons - Monday 25 January, 2016

This radical left alternative has no leader and different views on Sinn Féin

The Anti-Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit alliance launched a common principles document today.

# john-lyons - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Football fans offered loans of up to €30,000 to pay for Euro 2016 trip

One TD has warned that the loans are reminiscent of “the economic euphoria” of the boom.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Here's what happened when we interviewed this Labour TD entirely in emoji

John Lyons proves he’s down with the kids.

# john-lyons - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

# john-lyons - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Amid "fascist" claims, Dublin City Council wants jailed water protesters released

A motion was passed by 27 votes to 22.

# john-lyons - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Dublin councillors won't have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets

‘People Before Profit condemns the misuse of public monies.’

# john-lyons - Sunday 28 December, 2014

This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay The High Table Interview This post contains videos

This Labour TD wishes he didn't have to talk about being gay

John Lyons speaks to about next year’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# john-lyons - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

What do these five politicians want for Christmas? House Of (Christmas) Cards This post contains videos

What do these five politicians want for Christmas?

We asked a cross-party group of deputies what they want from Santa…

# john-lyons - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Labour TD: That Tesco ad has haunted us

John Lyons has told that the perception of Labour could not be lower.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# john-lyons - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# john-lyons - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Thirsty for a revolution? No ... we're not, insist Raheny's elderly residents

Residents of Tonlegee Drive aren’t huge fans of water charges. But they’re not too keen on the people protesting the charges either, as discovered…

# john-lyons - Thursday 6 February, 2014

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.

# john-lyons - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies

Is enough being done to help out TDs and Senators cope with the abuse they receive and the difficult cases they have to deal with in their constituencies? takes a look.

# john-lyons - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Minister asks for garda report on Dublin bike thefts

The request comes following a reported spike in thefts in recent months.

# john-lyons - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

9 things we learned from last night's 'Looking After No 1' programme

A great insight into how politicians get things done for the people who elect them or a demoralising portrayal of Ireland’s ‘parish pump’ politics.

# john-lyons - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

# john-lyons - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Labour TD calls Pope's gay marriage comments "deeply insulting"

John Lyons claims this is second time in a week that Vatican has “targeted the international LGBT community”.

# john-lyons - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk Fashion This post contains images

Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented.

# john-lyons - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts Cuts This post contains images

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts

The HSE is planning to cut around 450,000 home help hours between now and December – but demonstrators say the cuts need to be reversed.

# john-lyons - Monday 30 April, 2012

Jerry Buttimer: 'Being gay is not all of what I am'

The Fine Gael TD has disclosed that he is gay in interviews today saying that he thought it was right for the party and for the people he represents to come out.

# john-lyons - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Instalment plan for Dublin bin services welcomed

Greyhound Recycling’s change of heart comes following a number of complaints to local councillors from unhappy residents.

# john-lyons - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Dublin City Council to stop bin collection services

Greyhound Recycling will take over the operations on Monday.

# john-lyons - Monday 14 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Monday

The latest highlights from the campaign trail – including: who’s the fairest of them all?