Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, commenting this afternoon after attending a ‘Save Moore Street’ demonstration, has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys to immediately intervene to halt works at the historic Moore Street battlefield site.
Teachta Adams said:
“I’m very concerned about developments which have led to the National Monument on Moore Street being occupied by campaigners, particularly in the first week of the centenary year of 1916.
“As one of the most historically important sites in the history of the nation, Moore Street has a special place in the hearts of citizens. It is vital to ensure that it is redeveloped in the respectful and dignified manner befitting of its status.
“The negligence of successive Governments cannot be allowed to lead to the irrevocable damage of the Moore Street terrace and destruction of our heritage.
“The onus is on the Minster to halt stop the works being undertaken now in order for consultation to take place amongst the various stakeholders involved, including the Save Moore Street campaign, the 1916 relatives, the Moore Street traders and the local community, who all simply want what’s best for Moore Street.”