Reprieve for Moore Street building targeted for demolition

Reprieve for Moore Street building targeted for demolition

The State has undertaken none of the buildings at the centre of a dispute on Dublin's Moore Street in recent days will be demolished, for now.

It had been intended to demolish some of the buildings.

The matter came before the High Court today, and a hearing is due to take place on the issue next month.

Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald welcomed the decision to halt all demolition work at Moore Street until a full hearing takes place on February 2.

She said: "This is great news and big congratulations and well done must go to the 1916 Relatives Group who took the case and also to those who have prevented the work going ahead so far.

"The Government should hang its head in shame over the fact that citizens, the relatives of our 1916 heroes, were forced to go to court to halt this work in just the second week of this the centenary year.

"(The demoltion) is totally unacceptable to those of us who actually give a damn about Ireland’s history."


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