Sinn Féin supports establishment of National Heritage Trust
Sinn Féin Representative for Dublin South East Councillor Daithí Doolan tonight welcomed Dublin City Council's, "unanimous support for keeping Bewleys Cafes Open and for the establishment of a National Heritage Trust to protect and preserve our heritage."
Speaking during the debate, Cllr. Doolan said: "this motion is an important motion with far reaching implications for our city. While the focus tonight is on Bewleys this motion sends out a clear message that our heritage and culture is not for sale to the highest bidder.
"Economic development cannot be allowed to become a steamroller whereby heritage and culture are simply steamrolled out of existence in the name of so called progress.
"The establishment of a National Heritage Trust will ensure that our heritage and indeed culture can be protected in the future. Without such a Trust we will simply be held to ransom by developers. The challenge is now at the feet of the Minister of Environment, Heritage & Local Government to ensure that the Trust is established as a matter of urgency."
In conclusion Cllr. Doolan congratulated, "the Save Bewleys Campaign for winning such widespread public support and continuing the fight to keep Bewleys open." ENDS