Moore Street under threat if shopping centre plans given extension – Ó Snodaigh
Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has said that it would be “ridiculous” if a shopping centre development scheme, involving the demolition of a significant portion of Moore Street, is granted a planning permission extension. The Moore Street battlefield site was granted protection under a High Court order earlier this year.
Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:
“It would be ridiculous if planning permission is extended, which will include permission to demolish most of the East side of Moore Street, despite the High Court Order which protects most of the site.
“This is especially farcical given that the High Court judgement comes into full effect in two weeks’ time if no appeal is lodged.
“It would make a mockery of a judicial decision if the recent High Court's judgement is ignored and not heeded in the adjudicating on the planning permission extension application. We are appealing with planners not to give the go ahead to any plans which would take away from the historic Moore Street battlefield site. Our National Monument cannot be supplanted by a shopping centre.”