Connolly-Heron campaigns for Moore Street preservation - Dublin
James Connolly-Heron, great-grandson of famed Irish Republican James Connolly, campaigns at the Dáil for the preservation of Moore Street historical site.
James Connolly-Heron, great-grandson of famed Irish Republican James Connolly, campaigns at Dáil for preservation of Moore Street historical site.
Connolly-Heron, who has been campaigning for the restoration of the Moore Street site for the decade was at the Dáil this evening as part of a campaign led by Sinn Féin to gain government support for the preservation of the historical Moore Street site where the leaders of the 1916 made their final HQ before surrendering to British forces. The area is currently in danger of being developed into a shopping centre.
Meanwhile Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams has condemned the government for its proposed amendment to the Sinn Féin motion seeking the preservation of the site and surrounding areas. According to Adams "The government response is inadequate and deeply disappointing. It is proposing an amendment to the original motion which would allow for the demolition of the surrounds of the existing monument. It does not guarantee that the terrace, now lying in a state of disrepair and dereliction, would be preserved, but allows for it to be subsumed into an inappropriate setting within a shopping centre."