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Moore St Battlefield site must be preserved – McDonald

23 May, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has called on the Government to ensure that the recommendations made recently by the Moore Street Consultative Group are implemented without any further delay. The Dublin Central TD was speaking last night as she hosted a public meeting near Moore Street. The meeting was also addressed by James Connolly-Heron from the ‘Save Moore Street Campaign’.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy McDonald said:

“The Moore Street Consultative Group reported back in March outlining several recommendations which will preserve this historic battlefield site and establish an historic cultural quarter in the heart of our city. The report also acknowledges the important role played by the Moore Street traders and the need to radically improve their working conditions.

“It is important that this report is now implemented and the project taken to the next stage. While the newly established Advisory Oversight Group will meet later this week, I am calling on the Government to ensure a focus is maintained on Moore Street. Community activists and local republicans have played a vital role to date in ensuring that this iconic area of our city doesn’t become another casualty of extravagant development projects.” 

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