Former Lord Mayor tables motion to protect 16, Moore Street

Issued : Friday 2 September, 2005

Councillor Dermot Lacey has tabled a motion for Monday night’s Dublin City Council meeting calling for 16 Moore Street to be included on the list of protected buildings.

He said: “This is an historic building which was the site of the last stand of the 1916 Easter Rising rebels and is an important link in the creation of the State. We cannot allow development to disregard our heritage, we should be doing all we can to preserve and protect this building.”

Below is the wording of the motion:

Dublin City Council:

1)Noting previous decisions of the Council in relation to 16 Moore Street.
2)Recognising the location's importance in the creation of this Republic.
3)Thanking the various City Council Officials for their recent actions towards saving the building.
4)Acknowledging the wish by many to honour those who participated in the Easter Rising of 1916.
5)Supporting the cause of Democratic Ireland reclaiming the vision contained in the Proclamation of 1916.

Hereby agree to include 16 Moore Street and any necessary adjoining buildings on the list of protected buildings and requests the Manager to immediately proceed with all necessary steps to achieve this.

The Council also requests the Manager to report on what actions can and will be taken by the Council to preserve and protect 16 Moore Street.

The Council further requests the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to give whatever support is required towards achieving this objective and the implementation of the objectives contained within the adopted Dublin City Development Plan in relation to 16 Moore Street.

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