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Ó Snodaigh calls for establishment of 1916 Quarter in Dublin

17 March, 2011 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called for the establishment of a 1916 Quarter encompassing the GPO and the historic buildings on Moore Street 10 - 25 and for a Ceathrú Gaelteachta to develop the Irish language in the city.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the global interest in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day is evidence of the potential for our tourism industry if the Government is prepared to invest in it.

He said:

“Sinn Féin is calling for the establishment of a 1916 Quarter in the city by developing and maintaining a new cultural quarter encompassing the GPO and the historic buildings on Moore Street. This quarter would then be a base for historical and cultural tourism in the city.

“And we also want to see the establishment of a Ceathrú Gaelteachta to develop the Irish language in the city. Services for Irish speakers and learners could be concentrated on this area to create a critical mass and a new hub for economic activity and employment.

“The global interest in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day is evidence of the potential for our tourism industry if the Government is prepared to invest in it.
“Our Ministers across the globe tomorrow must focus on building important trade links but they should also be in a position to promote Ireland as a tourist destination and we feel developments such as the 1916 quarter and An Ceathrú Gaelteachta in Dublin could go a long way in attracting visitors from abroad.” ENDS

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