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Sinn Féin to launch submission on Moore St. National Monument

30 January, 2013 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin is to launch its submission on the future of the Moore St. National Monument to the Dublin City Council Moore St. Advisory Committee.

The launch by Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD, Heritage spokesperson Sandra McLellan TD and Dublin City Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha (a member of the Advisory Committee) will take place outside 16 Moore St. at 2pm on Thursday 31 January.

In its submission, Sinn Féin argues for the preservation in full of the National Monument 14-17 Moore St. and of the surrounding buildings and streetscape. It opposes the plan of Chartered Land to encroach on the National Monument and demolish much of Moore St, and of the historic 1916 battlefield site.

Sinn Féin calls on Minister Jimmy Deenihan to refuse permission to Chartered Land to carry out its plan and, instead, for the Minister to enter dialogue with all stake-holders to ensure the preservation of this historic quarter of the city and its appropriate development as a key part of our civic and national heritage.

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