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Victory for 1916 Campaign - Cllr. Doolan

5 September, 2006

Sinn Féin's Dublin Environment Spokesperson & Representative for Dublin South East, Councillor Daithí Doolan, has welcomed, "City Council's decision to list 14, 15, 16 & 17 Moore Street as a protected structures."

Speaking at tonight's City Council meeting, Cllr. Doolan said:

"I am delighted at tonight's decision. This is a clear victory for all those who campaigned over the last 12 months to preserve these historical significant buildings. We owe a debt of thanks to the Save 16 Moore Street Campaign who continued worked so hard for tonight's victory.''

Cllr. Doolan explains, 'in an age where we suffer from rampant development it is very important to recognise that we must never bury our history. The events that took place during Easter week 1916 continue to shape the politics of this island and indeed the relationship between Ireland and Britain. The GPO, Moore Street & Moore Lane all played a very significant part in 1916 and I hope that following tonight's decision we can now proceed and develop a 1916 historic quarter in our city. In this way we can ensure the events of 1916 will never be forgotten. "

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan, called on, "the Minister for the Environment, Heritage & Local Government Reform, Dick Roche to designate these building as a site of National Historic Significance and to make funds available to restore these buildings."

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