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Sinn Féin in Government would not abandon our heritage - Mary Lou McDonald

16 February, 2016 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald is at the High Court this morning ahead of the Moore Street case being heard.

Speaking from the High Court, she said,

 “The way in which the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys and her colleagues in Government has treated this site is a scandal and reflects their attitudes towards the events of 1916 and the principals of the proclamation.

“For this to happen under the watch of the Labour Party, the so-called party of James Connolly, is unforgivable.

“Moore Street is one of the most historic sites on the island and needs to be preserved for future generations.

“Nowhere else in the world would a government treat such an iconic site so appallingly.

Deputy McDonald continued,

“Sinn Féin in Government would not abandon our heritage.

“We would protect and restore the entire Moore Street Terrace and establish a Revolutionary Quarter in this area including the National Monument, the entire street, the laneways of history, the market traders, and even up into Parnell Square, the Rotunda and the Garden of Remembrance.

“This would have huge tourism potential, it would celebrate our national heritage and it would be a fitting accolade to those who fought and died for the Republic.” ENDS

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