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High Court order on Moore Street effective from yesterday

21 May, 2016 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, chairperson of Sinn Féin’s National 1916 Commemoration Committee has welcomed news that at long last the order giving effect to March's High Court's judgement in relation to Moore Street is effective from yesterday.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said;

“The onus is now on the State, aided by campaigners and hopefully Dublin City Council, to work towards the full preservation of the1916 battlefield site.

“The State now needs to look at how the full potential of this most important site, described by An Taoiseach as the 'lanes of history', is achieved for the Irish Nation.

"While mindful that the Minister for Arts Heather Humphries could still appeal the order up to June 16th, I am asking that common sense and an appreciation of our heritage prevails and that she embraces the preservation of Moore Street and its lanes and does not appeal the judgement.

“Instead she should work towards protecting this National Monument and a restoration project as a lasting legacy in which future generations can appreciate the events of 1916.

“The continuing uncertainty concerning its future is deeply insulting to the memory of the men and women of 1916 and their descendants on this the centenary of The Rising.”

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