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Sinn Féin motion to protect Moore St adopted unanimously by Monaghan County Council – Conlon

11 January, 2016 - by Sean Conlon

At today’s monthly meeting of Monaghan County Council, Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Conlon proposed a Notice of Urgent Business calling on the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly TD to ensure that the areas around 10-25 Moore Street, Dublin are fully protected for the purpose of preserving locations associated with Easter 1916.

The motion was adopted unanimously as was the case in May of 2012 when it was similarly adopted by the Council and relayed to the relevant agencies. Cllr. Conlon said:

“It was regrettable that over the recent years appropriate planning safeguards were not put in place that would ensure appropriate restoration and preservation actions would lead to the creation of a 1916 historical quarter.

“Attempts by developers to demolish iconic sites of struggle must be resisted with the same determination as resisting revisionist forces who attempt to deconstruct the historical facts of what occurred in the Moore St. area.”

Seconding the motion, Sinn Féin Cllr. Colm Carthy added

“The built environment in the vicinity of the GPO would lend extensively to conveying the details of actions and sacrifices made by the patriots during a turning point in Irish history and also that thorough engagement must be undertaken between the statutory authorities and representatives and family members of our patriot dead aimed at resolving the current deadlock.” 

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