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Deenihan must act without delay to preserve Moore Street National Monument

31 January, 2013 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has called on the Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan to act without delay to preserve the National Monument at 14 to 17 Moore Street.

Deputy McDonald was speaking today as she launched her party’s submission on the future of the Moore Street National Monument to the Dublin City Council Moore Street Advisory Committee.

She said;

“Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan should act without further delay to ensure the full preservation of the National Monument as designated and to that end should refuse permission to Chartered Land for its proposed works on and around the National Monument. We urge the Committee to press this point most strongly on the Minister.

“We urge the committee also to call on the Minister, in partnership with Dublin City Council, to enter direct dialogue with all stakeholders – the 1916 relatives, all property owners in the area and not just Chartered Land, the National Museum, NAMA and other relevant State agencies and ngos.

“The aim of this dialogue should be to frame a new plan to fully preserve the National Monument and to develop the Historic 1916 Quarter/Battlefield Site in time, if possible, for the Centenary of the 1916 Rising. It is more important to get the plan right and to get it delivered than to reach the 2016 deadline, though that is, of course, desirable.”

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