The Mirror has been interested in the story of Moore St re-development for quite some time. The street is linked with the last stand of the Volunteers during the Easter Rising and the tragic, long-drawn out death of The O’Rahilly.The decision to surrender was taken in No 16 on April 29th, 1916.
Here are the views of the Committee to save Moore St and the then Mayor of Dublin – a man with a “business background” who can see the value of nothing but money
Interestingly, James Connolly Heron, James Connolly’s great grandson made a speech at the Sinn Fein Mansion House Dublin event last night, showing the Irish Republic was founded on many ideals, not one of which mentioned the profit margin or the bottom line!
You can listen to it here
Just as he was speaking the call went out that demolition had started on Moore St.
People rallied round, last night and today to help halt the works.
Mr O’Rathaille sent a text message to Taoiseach Enda Kenny after the work started: “Intent to demolish on Moore Street! What a way to commemorate the brave men of 1916 and to start the Centenary???”
In 2016, as in 1916, Moore St is a battlefield – this time between the ideals of the Rising and the Neo-Corporate State
Will Moore St become the deathplace of the Irish Republic?