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Bakery closure is the latest episode in bizarre saga

The news that the Paris Bakery in Moore Street is to be forcibly closed is the latest twist in the bizarre planning history of the Carlton Site.

At a time when most small businesses are going to the wall, the most successful business in the heart of historic Dublin is to be closed with devastating consequences for its management and 70 employees. The Paris Bakery building is also linked to the 1916 Rising, located as it is in the terrace of houses secured and defended as the last stand in the Rising.

That its proposed demolition will be financed by Nama through public funding to make way for a ‘Celtic Tiger’ shopping Mall beggars belief.

Is this what is meant by planning in the public interest?

James Connolly Heron,

The Save 16 Moore Street Committee,

Pearse Street

Dublin 2


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