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Larger-than-life bronze 1916 Proclamation to form part of Dublin road surface outside last Provisional Government HQ

PLANS have been published for a `larger than life' bronze replica of the 1916 Proclamation to form part of a road surface outside the last headquarters of the Provisional Government.

The preparatory sketches of 'Proclamation' were released yesterday by the Moore Street Trust.

It is planned to be inserted into the road surface of Dublin's neglected 14-17 Moore Street to mark the historic address - the latest segment to be released of a master plan for the area.

James Connolly Heron, great-grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly and member of the Trust, said it will be "a very real and meaningful piece of street art".

Patrick Cooney of the Trust said the plan is to "literally stop people in their tracks and grip their imaginations".

The markets area around Moore Street is set to be entirely regenerated over the next five years, with the Moore Street Trust's Conservation Master plan due to be launched shortly.

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