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Mr Deenihan is believed to be losing his job when Enda Kenny unveils his new Cabinet

Mr Deenihan is believed to be losing his job when Enda Kenny unveils his new Cabinet

Mr Deenihan is believed to be losing his job when Enda Kenny unveils his new Cabinet

THE families of fighters who died in the Easter Rising have spoken of their delight at the announcement of a revised design of the Moore Street 1916 commemorative centre.

Local people and relatives of those who died in 1916 had expressed concerns about the original plans and asked Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan to reassess the plan.

Now Mr Deenihan has approved revised designs for Nos 14-17 Moore Street and set a number of new conditions.

The building at No16 Moore Street was the final headquarters of the leaders of the 1916 Rising prior to surrender.

The grandson of James Connolly spoke on behalf of the Save 16 Moore Street Group, saying: "This is a red-letter day for us as we have campaigned for years to have these houses fully restored.

"The future of these hugely important buildings has now been guaranteed.

"We are delighted now that the Government has taken the right decision."

Mr Deenihan explained the plans saying: "Together with the interpretive centre planned for the GPO, the Moore Street commemorative centre will provide a key focal point for our commemoration of the events, the people, and the sacrifices they made in 1916."

He added that since funding of €5m was in place and restoration proposals had been approved this was a "great opportunity within a limited window of time to have a fully restored commemorative centre at Moore Street for the 100th anniversary commemorations in 2016".

Under new conditions approved by the minister a new gable wall will be provided for No14 Moore Street.

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A new building that will be incorporated into the Commemorative Centre will also be constructed to the side of No 17 Moore Street as part of the restoration project.

The laneways surrounding the monument site are to be retained as part of the wider development.


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