Victory for campaigners as Moore Street ‘battlefield' site declared a national monument

Relatives of the 1916 leaders have claimed a major victory in the run-up to the Easter Rising centenary after the High Court in Dublin declared Moore Street as a National Monument following a decade long campaign. Claire Simpson reports

The 1916 leaders set up their headquarters in Moore Street after the GPO came under heavy bombardment
CAMPAIGNERS have hailed the High Court in Dublin's decision to declare Moore Street as a National Monument ahead of the Easter Rising centenary. A judge declared on Friday that key buildings in the Moore Street area are a "battlefield site" and make up a national monument. The ruling comes in a case taken by Colm Moore as a nominee of the 1916 Relatives' Association. Minister for Arts and Heritage, Heather Humphreys, had argued only one terrace of buildings at numbers 14-17 Moore Street should be protected as a monument. The buildings are believed to be where the [...]

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