Save Moore Street from NAMA – Ó Snodaigh
Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD is urging the government once again to intervene in the NAMA sale of a portion of the Moore Street battlefield site and to also, even at this late stage, declare the complete battlefield site around Moore Street a national monument. Deputy Ó Snodaigh said such action is the only sure way to protect the full national monument the site of last HQ of the 1916 Rising.
Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:
“It is vital that we continue to raise awareness of the potentially disastrous effects of this NAMA sale of a portion of the 1916 Rising battlefield site, considering that NAMA still has to conclude the sale.
“We must extend the site the national monument to incorporate the greatest protection to the full Moore Street battlefield site and preserve it as a cultural quarter. This is especially appropriate given that it’s almost 100 years from when this major event happened, on which is now one of the most historic sites in Ireland.
“The government must play their part in the preservation of our Moore Street 1916 heritage and stipulate that potential new owners give a commitment to protect the new site.
“I’m encouraging people to turn up at the GPO tonight at 7.30 for our candlelit vigil to highlight the importance of the area as well as the threat of the impending sale. However I would also urge that people continue to lobby the government to get NAMA to back down on the sale unless a commitment is given that the full terrace on Moore Street and associated laneways are protected and not destroyed, as is intended in the current planning application.