Today, Dublin City Councillor and member of the Moore Street Advisory Committee Mary Fitzpatrick will meet with Jimmy Deenihan TD in her capacity as a member of The Moore Street Advisory Committee for a briefing on development of the site that includes The Moore Street Monument.
Cllr Fitzpatrick said “While I welcome an update from the Minister on the development on this expansive site, further action is required. I call on the Government and Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht to ensure that the National Monument at 14 – 17 Moore Street is fully preserved and to provide adequate funding to develop a publically-ran national museum and commemorative centre, both to be open by 2016, to celebrate the centenary of the uprising of 1916”.
Cllr Fitzpatrick said “In my capacity as a Dublin City Councillor and as a member of the Moore Street Advisory Committee I have been a long-time supporter of this National Monument. 14 – 17 Moore Street was the last meeting place and headquarters of the Provisional Government, which was set up during 1916 and are widely reported to be the site of the final surrender of the 1916 rebels. These houses are protected structures with massive cultural and historical significance, their unique place in Irish history gives these buildings world-class historical status”.