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McLellan welcomes commencement of restoration of Battlefield Moore St site

10 November, 2015


Sinn Féin TD and Spokesperson for Culture and Heritage Sandra McLellan has welcomed the commencement of restoration works to the part of the Battlefield Moore St site, though she has expressed her regret that the work has been left too late to be completed for the Easter 2016 commemorations.

Deputy McLellan said:

“I welcome the commencement of the restoration work that has begun on the site of 14/17 Moore Street, although it is unfortunate that this work won't be completed in time for the anniversary. The area in question is one of significant historical value and national importance as it was a battlefield site during the 1916 Easter Rising.

“As a party, Sinn Féin has long campaigned, with many others, including the relatives of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, to ensure that the State act to fully safeguard, preserve and develop this battlefield site surrounding what is considered the National Monument of 14-17 Moore Street into a historic revolutionary quarter.

“It is the hope of Sinn Féin and of many Irish citizens that this area, and the surrounding areas, can become a place of national pride which has the potential to become an international tourist attraction, and which can offer enterprise, trade and employment opportunities to the citizens of Dublin and the Moore Street area.

“I have written to Hammerson Ltd., the company who have just recently acquired Project Jewel, outlining my concerns and requesting a meeting to discuss their future intentions with regards to this site.” 

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