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Rally takes place on Moore Street after new development granted


Rally takes place on Dublin's Moore Street after new development granted for buildings in the area. Campaigners for the preservation of Dublin's Moore Street, synonymous with the 1916 Easter Rising, have held a rally calling for Government intervention.

The event was organised by the Moore Street Preservation Trust, whose membership includes descendants of the rebels who staged the insurrection against British rule.

There are commercial plans to develop the rest of the street – proposals that would see the demolition of homes adjacent to the national monument.

Dublin City Council recently granted permission for two applications to develop parts of Moore Street and nearby Henry Street.

The applications by UK developers Hammerson were part of its masterplan to regenerate the wider area around O’Connell Street on the north side of the city centre.

More than 200 demonstrators gathered for the rally on Saturday afternoon.

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