Plans for 1916 site

Thu, Apr 11, 2013, 05:59

Sir, – Chartered Land, a Nama-financed development company, recently produced an Environmental Impact Study in relation to its plans for the Moore Street area of Dublin (Home News, April 5th). The EIS is available for inspection at Dublin City Council offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. It is not available online. The closing date for public responses (by post only) is April 24th, 2013. The undersigned committee, has worked to have this area recognised as a battlefield site, and the basis of a preserved historic and cultural area.

In 1916 the Irish Volunteers retreated from the GPO through these streets and laneways, sheltering in houses and backyards until their final surrender. Under the proposed plans, this historic area will be obliterated by a shopping mall, with the four protected houses isolated and surrounded by glass towers. We urge anyone interested in Dublin city’s development, and the preservation of its history, to inspect this EIS. Opinions can be sent to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (National Monuments), headed “Environmental Impact Study, Moore Street”. – Yours, etc,

HELEN LITTON,

(For Committee of Relatives

of Signatories of the

Proclamation),

C/o Pembroke Gardens,

Dublin 4.