Derry Ógra members take part in protest

"gra members from Derry, Caol�n McGinley (third from left) ,Niall Rodgers (second from right) and Darren McGilloway (far right) pictured with James Connolly Heron (left) and Paddy Cooney at the #SaveMooreStreet protest at the weekend.
"gra members from Derry, Caol�n McGinley (third from left) ,Niall Rodgers (second from right) and Darren McGilloway (far right) pictured with James Connolly Heron (left) and Paddy Cooney at the #SaveMooreStreet protest at the weekend.
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Several members of Derry Ógra Shinn Féin have travelled to Dublin to support the Save Moore Street campaign in Dublin.

Moore Street is where the rebellion leaders held their last council at the time of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The government purchased house numbers 14 through to 17 and work had commenced to restore the buildings before the start of the centenary celebrations. However, buildings either side of the monument site are scheduled to be demolished.

Chairperson of Derry Ógra Shinn Féin, Caolan McGinley, described the proposed demolition of the buildings as a “scandal”.

“It’s an absolute scandal that this is being allowed to happen at what should be a national monument. As Gerry Adams said this is one of the most historically important sites in the history of the nation and Moore Street has a special place in the hearts of citizens,” he said.

“There needs to be a halt to the works being undertaken now in order for consultation to take place amongst the various stakeholders involved, including the Save Moore Street campaign, the 1916 relatives, the Moore Street traders and the local community, who all simply want what’s best for Moore Street.”