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Significant New Legislation to Save the Moore Street Battle Field to be introduced – Tóibín

8 June, 2016

Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht Peadar Tóibín has said that his party will seek all party support in the Dáil in order to safe guard the Moore St Battlefield site for future generations.

Speaking in the Dáil today, Deputy Tóibín said:

“This is an immensely important time for the future of the Moore Street Battle site. It seems that the government has decided to proceed with an appeal of the recent High Court decision which declared the 1916 Battle site a National Monument.

“Despite the fact that this area is laden with historical, heritage and cultural opportunity; despite the tourism opportunity; despite the recent High Court Judgement, which is one of the most robust and comprehensive decisions made by the High Court in defence of our rights, we believe that Minister Heather Humphreys is actively considering appealing the decision.

“Dublin City Council, led by an tArd mhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh, is preparing a new Moore Street Development Plan to conserve Moore Street and the surrounding Battlefield site and transform it into a thriving Historical Quarter and Cultural Quarter that our citizens and our children will cherish for generations to come, rather than demolish it to make way for one of the biggest shopping centre complexes in the state.

“We are currently reconstituting the All-Party Moore Street Committee. Next week, we will bring significant new legislation seeking all party support before the Dáil in order to safe guard the Moore St Battle site for future generations.” 

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