Sinn Féin spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Tourism & Sport, Sandra McLellan TD, has today said that the Government must prevent obliteration of Moore Street.
Speaking in the Dáil during Minister’s Question Time, Deputy McLellan said:
“The decision by this government to grant permission for the development of Moore Street to go ahead is tantamount to the obliteration of what the National Museum has called, ‘the most important site in modern Irish history’.
“The government’s proposal to turn 14-17 Moore Street into an interpretative centre, while welcome, are inadequate and fail to match the reality that this is the most important historic site in modern Irish history. The rest of the terrace is to be demolished.
“If Chartered Lands are allowed to precede then the lanes of history surrounding Moore Street are to be bull dozed and covered by a mall.
“The Minister as guardian of the National Monument could have done more to avoid the destruction of an area of major historic importance to Ireland.
“The Minister must now reconsider his decision to allow the proposed development by Chartered Land to proceed.”