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Kenny agrees to meet Moore Street families

5 March, 2013 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the commitment by the Taoiseach during Leaders Questions in the Dáil today to meet the families of the 1916 leaders who are involved in a campaign to save the National Monument in Moore Street.

The Sinn Féin leader raised the future of the National Monument during Leaders Questions in the Dáil today. Teachta Adams also called on the Taoiseach to ask the minister to refuse to sign approval for the modified plans that has now been brought forward by the developer.

Teachta Adams who met the campaign group and the relatives of the 1916 leaders last Thursday said:

“Easter is at the end of this month and we are just three years away from the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Yet the future of the last headquarters of the 1916 leaders in Moore Street which is an iconic place in our history, is uncertain and still under threat from developers.

“The Taoiseach who is familiar with this part of our capital, described this historic quarter as the ‘laneways of history.’

“The Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has on his desk the plans of the developer, Chartered Land, to encroach on 60% of the National Monument 14-17 Moore Street and to demolish the Battlefield site and most of the ‘lanes of history.’

“The government needs to take whatever steps are necessary to protect the Moore Street National Monument and the Battlefield site of 1916.”


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