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Doolan delighted at 16 Moore St recommendation

5 December, 2005

Sinn Féin's Dublin Spokesperson on the Environment Councillor Daithí Doolan, has today welcomed, "Dublin City Council's recommendation to list 16 Moore Street as a Protected Structure."

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

"I am delighted that the Council's report concludes that this historic building will now be protected from the grubby hands of private developers. I will certainly be supporting this report in the strongest possible terms at tonight's Council meeting. I must also pay tribute to to all those who were involved in 'Save 16 Moore Street' and who were so successful in bringing this campaign to conclusion.

"The next step of course is to carry out a detailed survey of the building which will give us all greater insight into what actually happened during the last few hours of the rebellion. This was a huge event in our country's history and any knowledge gained from the exploration of this building must be documented, recorded and made public for all to share.

"This building could well be the corner stone for an historic quarter in this part of Dublin. The G.P.O., Moore St, 16 Moore St itself, Moore Lane and surrounding streets all witnessed momentous events during Easter Week 1916. To develop the area into an historic quarter would be a fitting tribute to all those who fought and died during the 1916 Rising."

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan called on, "the Minister for Environment Dick Roche to now take City Council's lead and declare 16 Moore Street a national monument. It is only fitting that this building receives the national recognition it deserves."

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