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1916 Relatives Group secure major High Court victory on Moore Street battlefield site

18 March, 2016 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

The 1916 Relatives Group has secured a victory in the Hight Court and halted the destruction of the Moore Street battlefield site.

Speaking from the High Court this afternoon Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said;

“Today a victory has been achieved by the 1916 Relatives Group on behalf of the people of Ireland.

“They have secured the halting of the destruction of the battlefield site that was and is Moore Street.

“Sinn Féin welcomes the decision and regrets that it took a private citizen to force the state to listen to the call of the relatives of those who fought and died in the 1916 Rising and the supporters of the campaign to have the street and its environs protected and restored as a fitting tribute to the courageous men and women who took to those streets in Easter Week 1916.

“It is fitting in this the week leading up to the 100th anniversary that this judgement is handed down, we call on the Department to honour the spirit of the Court findings and to immediately begin drawing up proper plans to appropriately capture the historical significance of this site and to invest the required monies so its future is secure.

“We would call for the site to be extracted from the private developers/speculators who now hold it and vest it with Dublin City Council or the National Museum to bring the restoration/remembrance project to fruition.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to Colm, his legal team and to the 1916 Relatives and others who supported and campaigned for this day.”

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