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Action needed on perilous Moore Street 1916 site: McLellan

30 April, 2013


Speaking after meeting with representatives of the Save Moore Street Committee, Sinn Fein heritage spokesperson, Sandra McLellan TD said:
“Gerry Adams and I met with representatives of the 1916 relatives this afternoon and we are shocked at what we heard.
“The relatives have a structural engineers report on the Moore Street National Monument site and it is very depressing.
“Basically, the houses on Moore Street Nos 14-17, where the 1916 leaders spent their last hours before surrendering to the British, are now in a perilous state of decay.
“Sinn Fein is extremely concerned that a national monument should be allowed to deteriorate to this extent.
“National monuments belong to the people of Ireland and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is obliged by law to look-after then and take responsibility for their upkeep. The government has a duty of care when it comes to national monuments.
“I would therefore call on Minister Deenihan to do his duty under the National Monuments Act and to intervene as a matter of great urgency to save the Moore Street Battlefield site.”
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