11th May 2003
O'Toole calls on Dubliners to rally behind campaign to save No 16 Moore Street
Sinn Fein Councillor Larry O'Toole has called on Dubliners to rally behind the campaign to save Number 16 Moore Street from demolition. The final surrender of the Easter Rising took place in the house but it is now under threat from developers who want to build a new shopping and commercial precinct on its site.
Cllr O'Toole called on all those who support the campaign, particularly those whose ancestors took part in the Rising, to assemble on Moore Street at 5pm on Monday evening and march to City Hall where the Council will be discussing the issue.
Cllr O'Toole said:
"Number 16 Moore Street is a building of immense historical value and must be preserved. It unwittingly played host to one of the most significant events in Irish history when the final surrender of the Easter Rising took place at the house. Any other country in the world would make this house a national monument. It should be a treasured link with the past and this country's long struggle for independence.
"I am calling on Dubliners, particularly those whose ancestors took part in the Rising, to rally behind the campaign to save Number 16 Moore Street from demolition and join us at 5pm on Moore Street for a march to City Hall where the Council will be discussing the issue."
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