Through NAMA, Irish citizens may foot the bill for destruction of 1916 Easter Rising site

Article by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams.

The National Monument that is 14-17 Moore Street in Dublin is a disgrace. It and the terrace it is part of are a derelict slum. It is an insult to the memory of those men and women who it should honour.

Last Friday I visited Moore Street along with the relatives of the leaders who were executed and Fionnuala Flannagan. The relatives have been campaigning for many years for the government to protect and develop this site on behalf of the Irish people.

This week Sinn Féin is introducing into the Dáil a Private Members motion that seeks to do this. The motion was written in conjunction with the relatives and reflects their view of what needs to be done. Thus far 50 opposition TDs have signed up in support of it. I see no reason why the government parties cannot also support it.

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