Rally underway on Moore Street

A rally is underway on Moore Street in Dublin calling on the Government to save the historic city centre site.

Rally underway on Moore Street

Latest update: 2.15pm

A rally is underway on Moore Street in Dublin calling on the Government to save the historic city centre site.

Yesterday, 200 protestors barricaded themselves into a building on the street, stopping restoration works being carried out as part of the 1916 commemorations.

The Government is now being called upon to buy up Moore Street to save it from destruction.

Latest update; 8.22am

The Government is being called upon to purchase the entire Moore Street terrace in Dublin to save the site from destruction.

Yesterday a group of protestors said they would occupy a building on the city centre street for as long as it takes.

They have stopped restoration work on the site which was central to the 1916 Rising, calling for the whole building to be preserved.

People Before Profit Councillor John Lyons has said the Government need to take immediate action: “We have a shambolic situation where a national monument is under threat of partial destruction

“The current Government have an opportunity right now to step up to the plate and honour the women and men that died.

“Taking ownership has to be done, there is no other solution to the mess that they have created through years of neglect and indifference to the birthplace of the Irish republic.”

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