Moore Street plan to go on display in City Hall 

by Amy Rohu
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The Moore Street Preservation Trust supported by 1916 Relatives are to display their plan for the development of the Moore Street Battlefield for consideration by councillors in City Hall, writes Amy Rohu.

The plan, which includes a scale model, was on display on December 1, but will also be on display next Thursday Dec 9, from 11am to 5pm.

This follows the request by Minister Darragh O’Brien’s Department that the Planning Authority seek a revised design to that presented in three planning applications by developer Hammerson.

Speaking about the plan, James Connolly Heron, on behalf of the Trust and of Relatives of the Signatories to the 1916 Proclamation, said: 

“The policy of Dublin City Council on the development of the Moore Street area is clear. Moore Street is to be protected and preserved intact in its entirety. The terrace that was the last refuge of the Volunteers is, by vote of the Councillors, to be added to the list of protected structures. The evacuation route must be kept intact so that the story of the retreat to Moore Street can be told in the very streets and laneways that still stand today. 

The elected representatives of the people have spoken. Any proposed development of this historic area must be subject to their wishes as policy makers in the interest of citizens.

We urge councillors to support and adopt our plan as the way forward in ending the continuing uncertainty over an area described by The National Museum as ‘a theatre of conflict and the most important historic site in modern Irish history’.” 

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