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Belfast City Council adds its support to #SaveMooreStreet Campaign - Ó Donnghaile

2 February, 2016 - by Mairead O’Donnell

Sinn Féin Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed tonight's vote at Belfast City Council supporting his motion on the Save Moore Street Campaign.

Speaking after the meeting at City Hall Cllr Ó Donnghaile said;

"Firstly I am very proud that Belfast as a city has added our voice to the campaign for the retention of Moore Street and the development of a fitting national monument and revolutionary quarter in line with the wishes of the 1916 families.

“I was particularly heartened by the broadly mature and respectful tone of tonight's debate. That is encouraging as we head further into the decade of centenaries and I hope it can prevail.

“The historic, cultural and political significance of Moore Street is truly massive. Increasingly right across Ireland more and more voices are raising their concerns about the utter contempt with which the government is treating the national monument and the very real economic benefits that the development of Moore Street provides to the island as a whole.

“It is only right and proper that the citizens of Belfast  have tonight added their voices to all of those campaign to save Moore Street."

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