Sinn Féin spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Sport & Tourism, Sandra McLellan TD has called on the new Minister for Arts & Heritage& Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys to reverse the decision of her predecessor to allow Moore Street be levelled and turned it into a shopping centre.
Responding to today’s cabinet reshuffle McLellan said;
“Moore Street is the most important historic site of modern Irish history. In any other country it would preserved and celebrated. This government has failed to protect this site against the destruction of developers. The new Minister must reverse the license granted to Chartered Lands. The license is tantamount to state sponsored vandalism.
“Sinn Fein has published plans for the development of an historic quarter. The site would be centred around Moore Street, the surrounding streets and the GPO. It would serve as a major tourist attraction and provide a boost to the local economy.”
Addressing the appointment of Pascal Donaghue TD as Minister for Transport & Sport, McLellan said:
“The new Minister for Sport must release the €53m in sport's grants wrapped up in red tape. This money has yet to be released to sports clubs awarded grants. Clubs are starved of funding and to have legitimate funds buried deep in the department’s vaults is unacceptable.”