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Sinn Féin to introduce legislation to defend Moore Street - Adams

19 May, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has called on the Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys to state clearly the government’s intention “not to appeal the landmark High Court ruling in March which prevents the destruction of the Moore Street battlefield site”.

The Sinn Féin leader also said that “Sinn Féin plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that will defend Moore St. and the battlefield site.”

Gerry Adams TD said:

“The high court judgement against the Government and the developers who sought to demolish Moore Street is a victory for the people of Ireland, and for the concerned relatives of the 1916 leaders and their legal team, who defended the site against those who planned to demolish much of it.

"However, there is a real concern that the government and/or Chartered Lands might appeal the court judgement.

"There is now a clear majority in the Dáil in favour of the preservation of Moore Street and the laneways of history.

"The continuing uncertainty in respect of the future of Moore Street is deeply insulting to the memory of the men and women of 1916 and their descendants in this centenary year of the Rising.

"The Minister should urgently make clear to the 1916 families and all of those who have campaigned for Moore St. that it will not appeal the High Court decision.

"Sinn Féin plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that will defend Moore St. and the battlefield site.”

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