Approval Of Moore Street Redev...


Approval Of Moore Street Redevelopment Plan Criticised

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

10:16 14 Jan 2022

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Approval to redevelop Moore Street and part of Henry Street for shops, offices, a hotel and apartments has been described as a significant blow to the heritage of Dublin.

The city council has granted permission for two of the first three applications to transform a 5.5 acre plot in the area.

The site stretches from O’Connell Street Upper, is bounded by Parnell Street to the north, Moore Street to the west and Henry Street to the south.

While the 1916 monument buildings on Moore Street will remain, the green light has been given to demolish other parts of the terrace. They will make way for an archway to a new public plaza.

James Connolly Heron, the great-grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly, has described the decision as a significant blow to the heritage of Dublin. He says the decision won't go unchallenged.

Green party councillor Donna Cooney says she's surprised the go ahead was given to knock a number of buildings to widen laneways;

"When you go to other places where they have narrow lanes in Venice, and they open when you go through them and you come out on a big public plaza. That's part of the experience, people want those authentic lanes."

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