10/06/2015

Seanad To Debate Moore Street Development Bid

The Seanad is due to debate a Bill on the redevelopment of the national monument at Moore Street in Dublin and designate the surrounding area as a 'historical quarter'.

The Bill has been brought forward by Fianna Fáil and is said to have the "full backing" of campaign groups and traders.

Speaking ahead of the debate, Senator O'Brien, said: "This Bill is in response to the Government's failure to halt the decline of the Moore Street Area and recognise its historical significance.

"The Fianna Fáil team in Dublin has worked closely with local traders and campaigners to come up with a solution that both rejuvenates this urban area, and protects it as a national monument.

"The historic buildings associated with the 1916 Rising from 14 to 17 Moore street are currently in a state of great disrepair. The site is the birthplace of the Republic and it must be honoured and promoted as such.

"This means going much further than just carrying out emergency repair works when the buildings are in danger of collapse.

"Moore Street is the heart of Dublin City and it's totally unacceptable that it has been so badly neglected both historically and economically."

(MH/JP)

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