Chairman of Fianna Fáil’s Coiste 1916 Éamon Ó Cuív and Deputy Darragh O’Brien have welcomed the decision by Minister Heather Humphreys to establish a new consultative group on Moore Street to consider the best way forward for rejuvenating the area. Deputy Ó Cuív says Minister Humphreys must ensure the forum is commenced without delay.
“I along with my colleague Darragh O’Brien have been calling on the Government to establish a specific forum to examine the future of Moore Street for some time now. It’s positive to see that Minister Humphreys is taking on board our suggestion. The focus must now be on ensuring this new forum gets up and running without delay,” said Deputy Ó Cuív.
Deputy O’Brien commented, “This new forum should consist of a cross party group of Oireachtas Members, representatives of the families that fought on Moore Street during the Easter Rising, departmental officials and elected members and officials of Dublin City Council. We need a consensual approach to determining the future development of Moore Street and we need to ensure the preservation and restoration of this “battlefield site” for future generations.”